Dynamic Behavior of A Full-Scale Wind Turbine Tower Under Seismic Loading

BOSHRA, ABOUL-ANEN ELTALY and GHADA, N. SAUDI and MOSTAFA, MAHMOUD ABO EL-KHIER (2016) Dynamic Behavior of A Full-Scale Wind Turbine Tower Under Seismic Loading. In: Fifth International Conference On Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering -ACSM 2016, 25-26 September 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

This paper presents the dynamic investigation of an existing wind turbine tower. Both experimental and numerical analyses were performed to assess the structural response of the tower under seismic load. Field ambient vibration test was applied to identify the actual dynamic properties experimentally. A vibration based finite element model was built in ANSYS to conduct the seismic response analysis. The tower shown to survive moderate earthquakes as it is located in Zafarana wind farm in Egypt, a zone lies by the red sea known for its historical seismic activity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind turbine tower, modal analysis, finite element model, seismic response analysis.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 12:06
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 12:06
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/713

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