Topics on the design of tubular steel wind turbine towers

  • C. C. Baniotopoulos
  • I. Lavassas
  • G. Nikolaidis
  • P. Zervas
Part of the CISM Courses and Lectures book series (CISM, volume 531)

Abstract

The wind turbine tower is mainly a simple cantiliver beam. However, its section forms a thin-walled cylindrical shell and therefore, several issues arise during the analysis such as the local buckling of the shell structure or the stress concentrations around the door opening which must be thoroughly examined. The design is governed by the extreme wind loading; earthquake loading should also be taken into account when designing the turbine tower on seismic hazardous areas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Baniotopoulos
    • 1
  • I. Lavassas
    • 1
  • G. Nikolaidis
    • 1
  • P. Zervas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Metal StructuresAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

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