Offshore wind platform

Tian Teo, Yah (2016) Offshore wind platform. Bachelors thesis, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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Nowadays, most electricity is generated by fuel or gas. They are not renewable energy sources. Fuel and gas both contain carbon which causes serious pollution to the environment, increases the problem of global warming and may occur such as rise in sea level. Meanwhile, due to the exhaustion of energy resources, the energy conservation is emphasized. On account of the problem of environmental pollution and exhaustion of energy resources becoming worse and worse, it is important to explore the use of renewable energy. Wind is one of the renewable energy sources which is now widely used. Wind turbines are the structure which converts kinetic energy from wind into electrical power. Wind turbine has two types which are either onshore or offshore. For offshore wind turbines, they have almost the same components except foundation type. The foundation of the offshore wind turbine varies depending on the seabed conditions and the turbine installed capacity. The aim of this report is to design an offshore wind turbine related to the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm [1] and also the thesis of T.F.A (Tom) van Eijk [2]. The turbine is using the cylinder gravity foundation base. The objectives of this report are the foundation design and the check for ground bearing capacity and sliding resistance of seabed. However, the structural design of the turbine for example the reinforcement steels, bolts and generator are not concerned.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelors)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy sources; Wind turbines; Wind power.
Subjects: Engineering
Engineering > Renewable Energy
Research Centres: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Sean McGreal
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 08:59
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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