During the triennial Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation event (SEMC), Axel Jacobs (ABT) and Peter Loubser (Gibb) presented the newest trends in the field of design methods for wind turbines. Jacobs and Loubser explained in what ways the designing of gravity foundations for wind turbines can be optimized. This advanced design method developed by ABT was applied to a number of South African projects and has already proved its added value there.
SEMC 2016 took place from 5 to 7 September in Cape Town, South Africa. At this congress numerous subjects in the field of structural engineering are reviewed. Read the whole paper by Jacobs and Loubser here.