Wind Tower Structural Systems
IMES recently developed an instrumentation system combined with field engineering services to collect data from offshore wind turbine towers.
The project aimed to understand the stresses exerted on the wind tower as a result of external loading. The service delivered included:
- strain gauging of steel work
- development of data logging system
- specification and design of load cell instrumentation
In collaboration with a wider design team, IMES were involved in influencing project deliverables from FEA models through to mechanical design.