Jackets - Lattice substructure for wind energy converters
The jacket foundation enables the use of cross-sections from classic large pipe production for the construction.
While it is still the most complex structure in terms of design points, fabrication and maintenance, it still plays an important role for large water depth and difficult geotechnical situations. This technology was combined, for example, with suction bucket foundations.
From the designers point of view some tools are necessary for planning purposes: a geometry generator, beam and superelement analysis and hot spot stress methodology are essentials for this type of design task.
OWT has developed a number of tools to completely model the system and to provide the necessary information for the load calculation experts