The ICE Themes series showcases cutting edge research and practical guidance in all branches of civil engineering. Each title focuses on a key issue or challenge in civil engineering, and includes research from the industry’s finest thinkers and influencers published through the ICE Publishing programme. Themes in the series include climate change resilience, advances in construction management, developments in renewable energy, and innovations in construction materials plus many more.
Wind Turbine Foundations (ICE Themes) presents fourteen chapters covering the latest international research and case studies on offshore wind farm foundations. Chapters encompass field observations on sites in several countries as well as computational and laboratory studies. Ground conditions vary from soft clay to dense sand.
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This book, which has been edited by two leading experts in the field is an ideal resource for engineers and researchers seeking an overview of the latest research in this exciting area.
This book pulls together various interrelated papers on the design of wind turbine foundations, with a particular focus on geotechnical design aspects of offshore wind farms. Included are papers on three main themes − monopile foundations, jacket structures with axially loaded piles and jacket structures with suction caissons. The quality of the graphics provided brings life to the technical content of the papers. A vast array of test data is shown as well as clear schematics and sketches of experimental set-ups and project arrangements. The papers are well referenced, allowing the reader to delve into further technical detail if needed.
Stuart Ross, Arup, UK