Yeter, B., Garbatov, Y., Guedes Soares, C., Punuai, W. and Azad, M.D.S. (2018), “Response of monopile offshore wind turbine structure subjected to seismic loads and degradation”, Proceedings of the 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 22-25 November, Bangkok, Thailand

The objective of this work is to analyse a monopile offshore wind turbine structure subjected to the coupled loads originating from wind, wave, current, wind turbine operation, soil interactions and possible seismic activities. The monopile support structure is designed to be installed at 25 m water depth to support a 5MW NREL wind turbine. The structural assessment is performed based on the finite element method accounting for the nonlinearities associated with the geometry and material. The moment-curvature relationships of the monopile offshore wind turbine support structure are analysed accounting for the time-variant degradation of the load-carrying capacity due to corrosion. Several operational and degradation scenarios will also be analysed.

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