Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1521–1535, 2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1521–1535, 2020

Research article 10 Nov 2020

Research article | 10 Nov 2020

Reliability analysis of offshore wind turbine foundations under lateral cyclic loading

Gianluca Zorzi et al.

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Storms, typhoons or seismic actions are likely to cause permanent rotation of offshore wind turbine foundations. Excessive rotation jeopardizes the operation of the wind turbine. In this study geotechnical, loads and probabilistic modelling are used to develop a reliability framework for predicting the rotation of the foundation under cyclic lateral loading.