volume 2, issue 1, P1-16 2012
DOI: 10.12989/ose.2012.2.1.001
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Francesco Petrini, Konstantinos Gkoumas, Wensong Zhou, Hui Li

Abstract: Offshore wind turbines are complex structural and mechanical systems located in a highly demanding environment. This paper proposes a multi-level system approach for studying the structural behavior of the support structure of an offshore wind turbine. In accordance with this approach, a proper numerical modeling requires the adoption of a suitable technique in order to organize the qualitative and quantitative assessment in various sub-problems, which can be solved by means of sub-models at different levels o…

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