In the previous chapters, the wind turbines, wave-energy converters, combined wave and wind energy as well as hybrid marine platforms are explained. This chapter focuses on the design aspects of marine structures. Offshore renewable energy devices are facing the marine environments and should survive the ocean wave and wind loads during their life. Hence, similar to the other marine structures, such as oil/gas platforms, ships and coastal structures, the offshore energy structures need to comply with especial design requirements governed by standards.
This is a book chapter in Offshore Energy Structures: For Wind Power, Wave Energy and Hybrid Marine Platforms.