STORMLAMP: STructural behaviour Of Rock Mounted Lighthouses At the Mercy of imPulsive waves
Project funded by EPSRC grant EP/N022947/1
The overall aim of STORMLAMP is to use a combined program of field measurements, laboratory studies and analytical and numerical investigations to enable characterisation of environmental loading and performance to support management of lighthouse structural condition.
The key objectives of the project are:
- Identify experimentally mode frequencies, shapes and dynamic response of six vulnerable rock lighthouses to find the structure with the most problematic behaviour.
- Monitor, and continuously process, structural response of one rock lighthouse over an extended period.
- Develop structural models, based on detailed construction information and calibrated through the dynamic field testing campaigns and hydrodynamic modelling.
- Extend physical and CFD modelling of wave interactions with cylinders to include optimised bathymetries, geometries and kinematics in order to investigate worst-case hydrodynamic loading.
- Formulate guidance on the technologies and procedures for structural condition assessment and management of rock lighthouses.