The Impact of Site Characteristics on the Development of Wind Turbines, as Sources of Recoverable Energy


Article Preview

For the design of wind turbines it is necessary to consider several conditions such as: wind, turbulence, temperature variations, geology and characteristics of foundation soils on site, earthquake and neighborhood restrictions. The selection of the types and dimensions of the wind turbines foundations are dependent on the geotechnical conditions, the maximum power of turbines and the type of tower. This paper presents various tower structures correlated with the corresponding types of foundations currently used for wind turbines. For this research, the authors performed a variety of analyses and studies involving different characteristics of the locations for the wind turbines. The research shows the solutions obtained for the pile foundations and their impact upon the environment. The paper points out the influence of the pile length on the slope stability as resulted for the soil stratification from the investigated locations.



Edited by:

Aurel Vlaicu and Stelian Brad




D. M. Pohrib et al., "The Impact of Site Characteristics on the Development of Wind Turbines, as Sources of Recoverable Energy", Advanced Engineering Forum, Vols. 8-9, pp. 157-164, 2013

Online since:

June 2013


[1] Madalina Dana Pohrib, Anghel Stanciu, Lilian Neacsu Wind farms, solution for the economization of the terrains in Falciu Hills( Padureni area), Buletinul I.P.I., Sectia Constructii. Arhitectură, Tomul XLII (LXI). Fasc. 2, pag. 105 – 121, (2011).

[2] Elforsk rapport 11: 56, Cracks in onshore wind power foundations - Causes and consequences January (2012).

[3] NP 112/2004 – Normativ pentru proiectarea structurilor de fundare directa.

[4] Săndulescu, M., 1984. Geotectonica României. Edit. Tehnică, Bucureşti, 450 pp.

[5] Ungureanu Al., 1993. Geografia podişurilor şi câmpiilor României, Edit. Univ. Al.I. Cuza, Iaşi, 246p.

[6] Madalina Dana Pohrib, Doru-Toader Juravle, Lilian Niacsu, Adrian Ursu, Anghel Stanciu, Dorel Platica: Paleogeography of the Chersonian to Meotian in the north of Fălciu Hills (Moldavian Platform) based of sedimentological data, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, ISSN Printed 1842-4090, ISSN Online 1844 – 489X , vol. 7., No. 2, mai 2012, pp.23-36.


[7] SR EN 1997/1 – Proiectarea geotehnică. Partea 1: Reguli generale.

[8] SREN ISO 22476 –2 – Cercetari si incercari geotehnice. Incercari pe teren. Partea 2 : Incercarea de penetrare dinamica.

[9] NP 123 – 2010, Normativ privind proiectarea geotehnică a fundatiilor pe piloti.

[10] SR EN 61400/1 – Turbine eoliene. Partea 1: Conditii de proiectare.

[11] Stanciu, A., Lungu, I. Fundatii, Edit. Tehnica, Bucuresti, (2006).