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Structural optimization of floating Offshore wind turbine towers

Reference persons GIOVANNI BRACCO

Research Groups 14-Meccatronica e servosistemi

Thesis type NUMERICAL

Description This master's thesis proposes the structural optimization of offshore wind turbine towers. The objective is to enhance tower performance and cost-effectiveness through a comprehensive analysis and optimization process. The research will involve a literature review, numerical modeling, optimization framework implementation, and economic evaluation. The expected outcomes include an optimized tower design for a selected wind turbine (final size will be discussed among 5-10-15-22 MW), verification of the code, and guidelines for future designs.
the tower design is optimized using Euler Bernoulli formulation (1D beam model) and a model using Ansys (3D finite element model) shall be implemented as verification of the deformations and stresses, and evaluation of buckling phenomena (compression instabilities).

Deadline 23/06/2025      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA