Numerical simulations of hydro sound emissions due to offshore pile driving
Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics : Integrated Technologies - Present and Future (OSIG 2012)
Contribution to Conference
Numerical simulations of hydro sound emissions due to offshore pile driving are presented in this paper. With the help of the finite element method (FEM) the propagation of sound waves evoked by a single hammer impact on an idealised monopile structure is simulated, taking into consideration the influence of ram energy and boundary conditions such as the seabed. The research presented in this paper investigates the possibility of a future prognosis of hydro sound emissions when offshore piles are driven into the ground. The aim is to develop technology that helps wind farms to be constructed without endangering noise-sensitive marine mammals.