APPLICATION OF THE KOSECKI’S METHOD IN DESIGNING OF OFFSHORE WIND POWER PLANTS FOUNDATION
The concept of offshore wind power plants has been well developed in many European countries. There is no such thing as design of offshore wind power plants according to national tradition. The main problem is the lack of standards and guidelines. Ones being applied are Scandinavian or American methods which are not fully adapted to the conditions of the Baltic Sea. The article focuses on the monopile design, as it is currently the most often used type of offshore power plants foundation. The results from analysis, according to standard wind turbine monopile design methods, were compared with the results obtained from the Kosecki’s method. The geometry analyzed in the article goes beyond the scope of defined geometrical and technological coefficients used to determine the stiffness of spring supports. The adopted stages of the analysis allowed to determine the limit of applicability of the Kosecki’s method for monopiles loaded horizontally.
Kamila Międlarz, Paweł Więcławski. (2018). APPLICATION OF THE KOSECKI’S METHOD IN DESIGNING OF OFFSHORE WIND POWER PLANTS FOUNDATION, 17(3), 67-77. https://doi.org/10.22630/aspa.2018.17.3.30
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