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1. Introduction
1.1 Offshore wind
1.2 Objective of this study
1.3 Study approach
1.4 Thesis outline
1.5 Software used
2. Basics of offshore, wind and turbines
2.1 Introduction
2.3 Stochastic or random processes
2.4 Waves and currents
2.5 Wind
2.6 Description of the turbine
2.7 Dynamics of offshore wind turbines
2.8 Basic fatigue considerations
2.9 Foundations
3. Differentiating integrated design
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Hands-on design experience
3.3 Environmental conditions
3.4 Critical design and engineering details
3.5 Ultimate limit state checks
3.6 Fatigue checks
3.8 Conclusions on fatigue analysis methods
4. Frequency domain fatigue due to
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Basics of frequency domain calculations: the 1 DOF system
4.3 Example application to an offshore wind turbine
4.4 Linearization of non-linear wave loads
4.5 Frequency domain determination of fatigue damage due to waves
4.6 Conclusions
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Similarities between time and frequency domain approaches
5.3 Determining stress response spectra under wind loading
5.4 Incorporating stress response due to wave excitation
5.5 Fatigue damage calculation using the spectra of the total stress
5.6 Expert opinions on fatigue damage check in the time domain
5.7 Conclusions
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Description of the simulation model and parameter settings
6.3 Transfer function for fluctuating wind speed to tower top load
6.4 Incorporating aerodynamic damping
6.5 Modelling the support structure
calculations and with measurements under wind loading only
6.8 Fatigue from response spectra
6.9 Conclusions on frequency domain fatigue calculations
7. Frequency domain fatigue for OWEZ
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Description of turbine, support structure and environment
7.3 Set-up of fatigue checks
7.4 Fatigue calculations for the baseline design
7.5 The effect of scour on the lifetime fatigue damage
8.1 Conclusions
8.2 Outlook
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Design or Support Structures for Offshore Wind Turbines

Design or Support Structures for Offshore Wind Turbines

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