Reliability-based design and planning of inspection and monitoring of offshore wind turbines: revised version

Sergio Marquez Dominguez

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    Abstract

    When the wind is blowing fiercely, wind turbines must resist. Wind turbines have to withstand the rough environmental conditions in the most reliable manner and start to produce renewable energy when the wind becomes friendly again. Never give up ‘wind turbine’ face the winds and be proud of contributing as an energy sources.

    Reading this thesis, the reader will get the basic knowledge necessary for successful application of the main theories of structural reliability applied to both onshore and offshore wind turbine substructures considering building materials as steel and concrete. Additionally, the author mentions literature necessary for civil engineers who are unfamiliar with probabilistic methods and stochastic processes. This background is considered as vital theory to understand the development of offshore wind industry. State-of-the-art provides a framework for the theoretical basis of probability and statistics for application in structural reliability-based risk inspections.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherRiver Publishers
    Number of pages146
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93102-62-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
    SeriesDCE Thesis
    Number49
    ISSN1901-7294

    Bibliographical note

    PhD thesis defended in public at Aalborg University 17 December 2013

    Keywords

    • Offshore Wind Turbines
    • Sustainable Design
    • Reliability
    • Inspection
    • Probability
    • Failure
    • Costs

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