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The influence of flexible towers on the dynamics of offshore wind turbine gravity base structures
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
With offshore wind turbines increasing in size, there is increasing interest in non-traditional support structures. New concepts include lightweight and flexible fiberglass composite towers that have potential benefits over traditional stiff steel towers. The aim of this paper was to assess how the combination of a more flexible wind turbine tower with an offshore concrete gravity base foundation would affect the dynamic response of the structure. The results focus on how the dynamic amplification factors (DAFs) change with varying levels of foundation stiffness during an extreme event (50 year return period extreme event).
Composite tower , Gravity base , Dynamic amplification factor
O'Leary, K., Pakrashi, V. and Kelliher, D. (2018) 'The influence of flexible towers on the dynamics of offshore wind turbine gravity base structures', in Randolph, M. F., Doan, D. H., Tang, A. M., Bui, M. and Dinh, V. N. (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering (VSOE 2018), Hanoi, Vietnam, 1-3 November. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 18, pp. 511-517. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2306-5_72
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