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.
PhD thesis defended in public at Aalborg University 17 December 2013
- Offshore Wind Turbines
- Sustainable Design