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Probabilistic design tool PRODETO: publishable final report EU Joule III project JOR3-CT95-0026
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ECN Solar Energy 1-5-1999
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--99-023 ECN publication
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During the period January 1996 through November 1998 the JOULE IIIproject 'Development of a design tool for structural reliability analyses of wind turbine components' (PRODETO) has been carried out. The main objectives of this project were: (1) Development of a computer code for wind turbine manufacturers and certifying bodies to be used partly as a tool for structural reliability analyses of wind turbine components and partly as a safety factors calibration tool. The computer code will apply to fatigue failure mainly and should be able to handle both measured and calculated 10-minutes load series; (2) Transfer of knowledge about structural reliability analyses and how to calibrate safety factors to manufacturers (WCON and Aerpac) and certifying bodies (CIWI in the Netherlands via ECN, DW in Denmark and Germanischer Lloyd in Germany); and (3) Extension of structural reliability methods to analyse ultimate loads and ultimate strength instead of fatigue only. 5 refs.

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