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Shallow foundations for offshore wind towers
Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos; Abadías, D.; Alcoverro, J.; Gens Solé, Antonio
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogràfica i Geofísica; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MSR - Mecànica del Sòls i de les Roques
Direct foundations are present in about 25% of the installed offshore wind power towers. The peculiarities of this type of structure are well known: high dynamic sensitivity, complex couplings between environmental actions, machine operation and structural response, complex installation and maintenance, difficult site investigation. There is a clear need for optimized foundation design tools that would enable cost reduction and a more detailed assessment of the risk of every installation. One such tool is likely to be the systematic use of failure envelopes for capacity checks. The paper explores the benefits of such an approach with various realistic design examples.
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Energia eòlica
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia::Fonaments
Offshore wind power plants
Offshore structures--Foundations
direct foundation
wind farms
Parcs eòlics marins
Estructures marines -- Fonaments

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