Chapter 12

Civil Engineering Aspects of a Wind Farm and Wind Turbine Structures

Subhamoy Bhattacharya,    University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom    Email: s.bhattacharya@surrey.ac.uk

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of an overall layout of a wind farm to appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. The fundamental concepts and understanding of other disciplines and fields not directly related to civil engineering design but are necessary to carry out the design are also described with references for further study. The challenges in design of foundation are highlighted.

Keywords

Monopile; wind turbine; offshore wind farm; foundations; spacing of turbines

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