Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures for wind energy converters
As part of the wind energy research at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) of Stuttgart University research and development work is conducted for the design of structurally optimized towers for offshore wind energy converters. The towers consist of precast segments made out of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) which are prestressed with external tendons.
Studies to investigate the material characteristics of ultra-high performance fibre-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)
Static and dynamic analysis (particularly determination of the resonance frequency) of the tower.
Measurements of limit states
Studies on the load bearing capacity of segmental joints