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Wind Turbines

Case Histories

  • Photo of Load Cell installation.Photo of Load cell installed on a 3-inch anchor.Photo of steel plates and unmodified tensioning jack.

    Rock Anchored Wind Turbine Foundation

    New Hampshire, USA

    An extensive monitoring program comprising a series of vibrating wire load cells and automatic data acquisition systems has been deployed on a number of wind turbine foundations to measure tie-down anchor loads.

    Site photographs:

    • Top left: 4 Load Cells installed (at 90°) on the rock anchored wind turbine foundation.
    • Bottom left: Load cell installed on a 3" anchor, ready for tensioning.
    • Bottom right: Temporary stack of steel plates to allow use of an unmodified tensioning jack.

    Photographs courtesy of Cianbro Corporation, Maine, USA.

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