Based on a hand-in-hand relationship with our clients, Solute has participated in the structural validation, design and certification of many of the most critical components of a wind turbine. Our engineers have collaborated in numerous wind turbine certification processes, conducting on our client’s behalf static, dynamic and fatigue analysis with FEM models. Solute is committed to bringing our expertise and experience to the developing wind industry.
Since its inception, Solute has assisted in the design, calculation, analysis and certification processes of different structural components of onshore and offshore wind turbines, from 2 MW to 5 MW. Steel, concrete and hybrid tower are fully designed and evaluated with advanced analysis to foresee behaviours that cannot be predicted analytically.
Our teams have actively participated in numerous projects, addressing the structural validation of the connections between the tower and the nacelle, the interface between materials in hybrid towers, as well as all the components included in the connection.
Facing new challenges as the prestressed concrete characterization or prestressing tendons modelling with FEM models, Solute is a cutting-edge company in the Wind Energy field, committed to bringing our expertise and experience to the developing wind industry.
For all kind of wind turbines, the interface between materials and/or structural parts is critical in the design, certification process or validation.
The nacelle-tower connecting flange, and concrete-steel hybrid connections and other interfaces between components along the tower are verified under pretention, vertical and horizontal loads, and bending moments.
Conducted both with our own designs and on our client’s behalf, our experts have performed static and dynamic analysis with FEM models to ensure the structural integrity of the set under service, extreme and fatigue loads.
All elements such as bolts, pretension bolts, tendons and welded and curved regions are verified under service and ultimate limit states to ascertain the integrity of the component.