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Structural Integrity and Fatigue in Offshore Wind

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Webinars 16 April 2020

TWI FREE WEBINAR: Structural Integrity and Fatigue in Offshore Wind at 2pm UK Summer Time

Brief introduction of theme of event

TWI presenter, Carol Johnston, will give an overview of some of the current structural integrity challenges in the offshore wind sector. With examples taken from across the entire structure of a wind turbine, from foundation to the turbine blades, this event will describe potential existing issues and highlight potential solutions for the future.

Connections in wind turbine structures are the potential "weak links" and can limit the design life of structures. The webinar will highlight the aspects of welded and bolted joints which affect the fatigue strength of connections and how designers might improve the fatigue performance of structural connections.

What type of audience should attend?

  • Wind farm developers
  • Power generation companies
  • Oil and Gas companies

Speakers

Carol Johnston - Principal Project Leader – Fatigue Integrity Management

Carol Johnston

Principal Project Leader – Fatigue Integrity Management

Carol joined TWI in 2009 as a project leader in the Fatigue Integrity Management section, where she now works as a principal project leader. She manages a range of projects related to the fatigue strength and structural integrity of welded joints. Her main area of work is on validation fatigue testing of welds and subsea connectors for the oil and gas industry using the resonance fatigue testing technique. Before joining TWI, Carol obtained an undergraduate degree in natural sciences, followed by a PhD in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge

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