Design and numerical analysis of onshore foundations for a Vortex Bladeless type wind power generator

Project: Research

Project Details


The use of renewable energies has spread widely in the first world countries with the goal of reaching zero carbon dioxide production by 2030. Peru cannot be oblivious to this reality and more resources should be invested to investigate new alternative energy sources. Compared with the traditional wind turbine, the bladeless vortex type power converter has the advantage of lower construction and maintenance cost, as well as being more environmentally friendly. There are several types of foundations to support a wind power generator. Geotechnical design and the selection of suitable design parameters are based on a complex procedure. Possible variations in soil properties and wind speed need to be considered in the foundation design. Torsional loads can be significant in shallow foundations in bladeless vortex-type structures. Despite this, the torsional effects in these types of foundations have not been fully studied. This project proposes the development of computational numerical models to fully study the phenomenon of conversion from wind-vibrational energy to mechanical energy, with emphasis on soil-structure interaction.
Effective start/end date1/04/2031/03/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


  • hydromechanical modeling
  • renewable energy source
  • shallow foundations
  • soil constitutive model
  • soil consolidation

Research areas and lines

  • Housing and construction
  • Water, soil and air
  • Eco-efficiency and clean technologies

Kind of research

  • Applied


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