X-SEA  , a computer program for analysis and design of offshore structures including offshore wind turbines as shown in Figure 1, has been developed by Prof. Ki-Du Kim at Konkuk University (KU), South Korea. Its development in modelling of pre-stressed concrete gravity foundations of offshore wind turbines  and coupled analysis of jacket support structures  and tripod support structures  have been demonstrated in recent publications, in which, Dr Nguyen Dinh from the MaREI Centre is the co-author or advisor. The X-SEA program needs to be further verified for its accuracy and functionalities. The objectives of the VeriX-SEA project is therefore to develop numerical models and verify the new modules of X-SEA, and to build further the international collaboration among KU, UCC and other institutions (Figure 2) in offshore engineering and offshore renewable energy research.
 V. N. Dinh, K. D. Kim, P. Plodpradit, S. Vachirapanyakun and J. H. Park, “Development of X-SEA program for efficient coupled analysis of offshore structures,” Wind Energy Science Conference, June, www.wesc2019.org, Cork, 2019.
 K. D. Kim, S. Vachirapanyaku, P. Plodpradit, V. N. Dinh and J.-H. Park, “Development of offshore structural analysis software X-SEA coupled with FAST,,” in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Artic Engineering, ASME 2019 OMAE 2019-96778, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2019, DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2019-96778.
 B. J. Kim, P. Plodpradit, K. D. Kim and H. G. Kim, “Three-dimensional analysis of prestressed concrete offshore wind turbine structure under environmental and 5-MW turbine loads,” Journal of Marine Science and Application, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 625–637, 2018.
 P. Plodpradit, V. N. Dinh and K. D. Kim, “Coupled analysis of offshore wind turbine jacket structures with pile-soil-structure interaction using FAST v8 and X-SEA,” Applied Sciences, Special Issue “Offshore Wind Energy”, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 1633, DOI: 10.3390/app9081633, 2019.
 P. Plodpradit, V. N. Dinh and K. D. Kim, “Tripod-supported offshore wind turbines: Modal and coupled analysis and parametric study using X-SEA and FAST,” Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 1-20, DOI: 10.3390/jmse7060181, 2019.
Konkuk University-Industry Cooperation Foundation, South Korea
Dr Nguyen Dinh (PI), Dr Jimmy Murphy (Co-PI)