Flexible Aquatic Substructures

Senu Sirnivas (Inventor), Rick Damiani (Inventor), Fabian Wendt (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed herein are aquatic substructures capable of supporting a weight such as a wind tower and turbine. The aquatic substructures may include a central column and at least one buoyancy container connected by means of a system of cables and beams as described herein.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,472,519 B2
Filing date18/10/22
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5000-84364


  • ball joint
  • buoyancy container
  • spherical rolling joint
  • universal joint


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