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Jianhua Zhang ; College of Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Issa Fowai ; College of Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Ke Sun ; College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 856 Kb

str. 101-113

preuzimanja: 1.228



Energy poverty and climate change are crucial issues we face in our societies. Offshore wind energy has been a reliable solution to both of these problems - solving our growing energy problems while reducing CO2 emission. Innovative foundation design is one of the setbacks faced by this industry. Designing and constructing a cost effective offshore wind farm is greatly hampered by technical and infrastructural challenges, especially in foundation structures. This paper provides a detailed overview of issues related to this problem, with the aim of eliminating the frequent misunderstandings which can arise among engineers and investors working in the offshore wind energy sector. It begins by investigating the latest data and recommendations regarding the design and deployment of various kinds of offshore wind turbine (OWT) foundations. It provides a framework which enables us to study the different OWT foundations, including prototypes and their limitations. Various structural failure modes are highlighted and corrosion measures are presented. Moreover, various removal methods of support structures are put forward. Finally, this paper presents the setbacks preventing the spread of offshore wind energy and the future works for offshore wind energy applications.

Ključne riječi

Renewable energy, offshore wind turbine, foundation, deep offshore design

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