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Flipchart Friday
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Flipchart Friday is a series of short informative videos, sharing the how-to on key technical topics in Offshore Wind

Episode sEVENteen

Morten & Jan

Karl Davis takes the last spot in our Flipchart Friday series, with a look at the role of developers vs designers in offshore wind and their conflicting needs.

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Episode sixteen 

Rainflow Counting

Nick Howard takes an in-depth look at the calculations required when performing rainflow counting for fatigue analysis.

Episode fifteen

Digital Twin

This week Aaron Du takes on the subject of digital twin – helping decision makers in offshore wind react timely with more effective solutions.
Flipchart Friday episode 13
Flipchart Friday episode 14

Episode fourteen

Anatomy of a Wind Farm

Graduate engineer Ian Tran talks us through the anatomy of a wind farm, from foundations to rotors and converting the power.

Episode thirteen

Windmills vs Wind Turbines

Lead Floating Wind Engineer, Benoît Brière, takes a humorous look at Wind Turbines vs Windmills.
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Flipchart Friday episode 12

Episode twelve

Aerodynamic Damping

Floating wind engineer, Romero Moreira, takes a look at aerodynamic damping and its consequences for offshore wind.

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