Study on the Bearing Mode and Force Transfer Path of Composite Bucket Foundations
AbstractThis paper elaborates on a new composite bucket foundation (CBF) structural system for offshore wind turbines. The proposed CBF consists of a special force transition section, a beam system structure upper steel bucket cover and a large-scale steel bucket with honeycomb structure rooms. It can be prefabricated onshore, self-floated on the sea and then towed to the appointed sea area before sinking to the sea soil under negative pressure. This is called the “one-step” installation technology. Arc- and line-type bucket foundations are calculated by both theory and the finite element method to discuss their force transfer paths and bearing modes. Owning to the special structural form, the transition section can effectively convert the huge load and bending moment into controllable tension and compressive stress, as well as adjust the structure balance. The bearing model and percentage of each part of the composite foundation under monotonous and ultimate load conditions are also calculated. Results indicate that the bearing mode of CBF is a typical top cover mode. In addition, the curvature impact of arc-type is studied and the results reveal that the structure type of the transition section is more important than the diameter ratio between the bottom transition section and the bucket. View Full-Text
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He, S.; Zhang, P.; Ding, H. Study on the Bearing Mode and Force Transfer Path of Composite Bucket Foundations. Energies 2017, 10, 1041.
He S, Zhang P, Ding H. Study on the Bearing Mode and Force Transfer Path of Composite Bucket Foundations. Energies. 2017; 10(7):1041.Chicago/Turabian Style
He, Shaohua; Zhang, Puyang; Ding, Hongyan. 2017. "Study on the Bearing Mode and Force Transfer Path of Composite Bucket Foundations." Energies 10, no. 7: 1041.
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