Review and Fem Analysis of Onshore Wind Turbines Foundations in Marine Clay


Authors: Ahmed B. Shaath and Harris Ramli
Page Range: 271-302
Published in: International Journal of Energy, Environment, and Economics, Volume 29 Issue 3
ISSN: 1054-853X

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A crucial engineering challenge nowadays and a critical one for the coming is to innovate new sources of electrical power. Due to the large-scale nature of wind turbine construction, the need for new methodologies has been identified. Civil engineering issues related to the construction of wind turbines have been identified as some of the most challenging aspects of the green energy industry. It the importance of having wind turbines onshore near the sea/beach (Onshore) but the major challenge is soft soil (marine clay). The aims of this paper are to provide a conceptual framework for the modeling and design of foundation systems for wind turbines tower and to provide an overview of the foundations’ system for onshore wind turbine towers on Marine Clay that could be used to design it. The review of foundation types used as guidelines for achieving a low-budget and safe design for the onshore foundations. The results of the FEM model reflect the effective utilization of the Monopile Marine Clay. The arrangement of Monopile in wind turbine towers system can affect the economy and safety of the wind towers. Based on the results, the highest values were investigated in higher amount of load.

Keywords: hybrid foundations, raft-pile foundation, monopile, wind turbines tower, marine clay, renewable energy, foundation settlement, design load

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