Research on the Prefabricated Prestressed Cylinder Foundation of Wind Turbines in the Soft Soil Region
With the rapid development of inland wind farm in China, the costal wind farm still has not got large-scale development as the result of the higher cost of fan foundation and the more difficulty of construction. The prefabricated prestressed cylinder foundation (PPC foundation), as a new type of wind turbine foundation designed for the soft soil region such as the inter-tidal coastal zone and inland wetlands, is introduced in this paper. The condition of lateral earth pressure distribution around the foundation which determines the flexural capacity of fan foundation in the soft soil is studied. Through theoretical analysis and mathematical derivation, the result shows that the lateral earth pressure around PPC foundation is changed with depth by 1.5th power curve which has good fitting to the finite element analysis result. The simplified and improved design process is applied into the practical engineering and the good economy of PPC foundation is proved.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
R. L. Ma and M. Y. Zhang, "Research on the Prefabricated Prestressed Cylinder Foundation of Wind Turbines in the Soft Soil Region", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 461-464, 2012