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Title: Design and Certification of Concrete Substructures for Wind Turbines

Author(s): Markus Wernli

Publication: Web Session

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Date: 10/17/2021

Abstract:
The presenter will outline the general responsibilities for design and certification of wind turbine substructures before focusing on the typical design process for offshore wind concrete substructures. These approximately 10,000-ton heavy structures are designed for a complex exposure history: from their unique modular construction at the port and deployment to their offshore installation site; complex operation under normal, fatigue, and abnormal conditions in a marine environment; to finally decommissioning at the end of their service life. The presentation will layout the critical design criteria, suitable analysis approaches, and the applicable codes to design such structures.