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Title: Modeling and simulation of offshore wind farm O&M processes

This paper describes a holistic approach to operation and maintenance (O&M) processes in the domain of offshore wind farm power generation. The acquisition and process visualization is followed by a risk analysis of all relevant processes. Hereafter, a tool was designed, which is able to model the defined processes in a BPMN 2.0 notation, as well as connect and simulate them. Furthermore, the notation was enriched with new elements, representing other relevant factors that were, to date, only displayable with much higher effort. In that regard a variety of more complex situations were integrated, such as for example new process interactions depending on different weather influences, in which case a stochastic weather generator was combined with the business simulation or other wind farm aspects important to the smooth running of the offshore wind farms. In addition, the choices for different methodologies, such as the simulation framework or the business process notation will be presented and elaborated depending on the impact they had on the development of the approach and the software solution. - Highlights: • Analysis of operation and maintenance processes of offshore wind farms • Process modeling with BPMN 2.0 • Domain-specific simulation tool.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. University of Hamburg, Dept. of Informatics, Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30, 22527 Hamburg (Germany)
  2. HSB Bremen, Institute for Environment and Biotechnology, Neustadtswall 30, 28199 Bremen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22479734
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 52; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BUSINESS; MAINTENANCE; POWER GENERATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; SIMULATION; WEATHER; WIND POWER; WIND POWER INDUSTRY; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS