Corrosion-fatigue in offshore wind turbine sub-structures

Fatigue and lifetime analysis - Seyed Ahmad Elahi | Farid Mehri Sofiani

Fatigue and corrosion are the main damage mechanisms for offshore wind support structures. Due to the synergy between corrosion and fatigue, reliable models for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of degradation due to corrosion and fatigue are necessary to assess the structural safety. Our objective is to develop an integrated numerical framework for pitting corrosion and fatigue that allows to construct 'smart' S‐N curves that also take into account the level of corrosion and presence of cracks.

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