Strong Reasons Make Strong Actions – Support Structures for Wind Turbines (Germany)

Wind energy is developing itself to one of the world’s largest source of renewable energy. However, the erection wind energy converters (WEC) not only concerns efficient, environmental friendly generation of electricity. First and foremost, is the design of safe substructures for the ever greater dimensioned wind turbines, which must be able to withstand the static burdens of storms as well as those offshore turbines which must withstand the heavy swells.The increasing dimensions of WECs and their development, right up to offshore operations, present the experts with new challenges in reference to the design of the support structures.

The 2-Day Technical Conference taking place on the 22th and 23th of February 2011 in the Haus der Technik in Essen, will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Peter Schaumann from the Institute for Steel Construction of the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The conference will lend knowledgeable insight to various types of construction, Foundation Soil Analyses and Structural Design. Special topics will include shell buckling, fatigue detection and constructive details of the connections.

The participants addressed are postgraduate engineers with previous knowledge in structural design. After attending the technical conference, the participants will have gained the essential basics of on and offshore-WEC design including steel tubular towers, lattice towers or prestressed concrete tower as well as their foundations.


Source: my-windenergy, December 10, 2010