WP2 - Structural & Action models
The Work Package Structural & action models (WP2) focuses on structural and fatigue loading models, in order to examine more precisely (than currently used conservative methods) structural behaviour of elements and components of wind turbines and bridges under natural (wind and wave) loading and traffic loads (live loads) using results from monitoring and auscultation (WP1). Probabilistic methods as well as action and structural behaviour models will be used as input for WP3. Deterministic and probabilistic approaches for fatigue safety verification will be investigated and implemented. These tools will retroactively guide NDT and monitoring (WP1). A strong interaction between wind turbine and bridge structural aspects will generate novel knowledge as well as research areas to explore.
The Work Package leader is Prof. Eugen Bruehwiler from EPFL.
4 ESRs are involved in 4 different PhD projects:
- Reliability of structures exposed to traffic loads and environmental loading (ESR6 at Université Gustave Eiffel - Ifsttar)
- Fatigue of wind turbine concrete structures (ESR8 at COWI)