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## Summary:

- I need reliable design data (loads and geometry) for wind power towers, both on- and off-shore, tubular, lattice, etc... Any idea where would I look for?

## Main Question or Discussion Point

Dear experts,

I'm looking for some approximate (but reliable) design loads and geometry for

Please,

So far, I've checked several research papers and NREL documents without success. They usually partially omit the data I'm looking for. The only reliable data I found is for a simplified structural model of a 76 m height tower* .

*The material properties, dimensions, and design loads for this example are: F= 2489 kN (horizontal thrust at hub height) and M= 88606 kN·m (overturning moment at base), according to to load case G+1.5W and including tower self-weight (Eurocode 1-1-4). The material is structural steel: E= 200 GPa, σ= 355 MPa, v=0.3, and ρ=7850 kg/m3. [HISTWIN RFS-CT-2006-00031, page 9].

Thanks!!!

I'm looking for some approximate (but reliable) design loads and geometry for

**wind turbine towers**to perform a comparative FEA study. I don't need very exact data. I just want some load levels for different wind towers, e.g. for 5 or 10 MW on- and off-shore wind turbines, and**off-shore jackets**. I'm interested in any type of them, e.g.**tubular, lattice, concrete, hybrid,**etc... Furthermore, it would be great having data about**towers for electricity transport or telecommunications**as well**.**Please,

__do you know where would I obtain such design data?__Any text book or academic paper?So far, I've checked several research papers and NREL documents without success. They usually partially omit the data I'm looking for. The only reliable data I found is for a simplified structural model of a 76 m height tower* .

*The material properties, dimensions, and design loads for this example are: F= 2489 kN (horizontal thrust at hub height) and M= 88606 kN·m (overturning moment at base), according to to load case G+1.5W and including tower self-weight (Eurocode 1-1-4). The material is structural steel: E= 200 GPa, σ= 355 MPa, v=0.3, and ρ=7850 kg/m3. [HISTWIN RFS-CT-2006-00031, page 9].

Thanks!!!