With a fair wind – something interesting to read this summer (if you like wind farms)

If you are reading this blog,  chances are that you are somehow interested in wind energy.

And if you are looking for a good, interesting book on this topic I would suggest you to start from here: With a fair wind (full disclosure – I’ve written the chapter on Civil Works).

It is a book edited by the Esteyco Foundation, who was established more than 25 years ago with the aim of contributing to the progress of engineering and architecture.

There are quite a lot of contributors including Manfred Petersen, a very experienced wind farm foundations designer who is working at several interesting new technical concepts. They are coordinated by Ramón López, who in addition to his career as an Engineer is also very active as Triathlete.

Download it here

AutoTURN special transport Nooteboom vehicle library

Here comes my collection of AutoTURN Nooteboom trucks for wind blades transport.

I’ve created them starting from several drawings, technical documentation and brochures I’ve found trough the years for the Teletrailer and Telestep. Of course I can’t guarantee they are correct, but until now they have worked – no truck has been stuck in a bend.

The main problem you will see if you work with AutoTURN is that you can’t use the reverse direction with this type of vehicle, although in real world situation we use it quite often: for this reason when I need to simulate it I use a standard truck, only “stretched” to the length of a Teletrailer.

The V100 is available in 2 version, with vertical and horizontal (that is, lying) blade as I’ve seen it transported in both ways.

AutoTURN Nooteboom Teletrailer vehicle library

Liebherr cranes AutoCAD DWG blocks

My collection of AutoCAD blocks of several Liebherr cranes(both standard and narrow crane) that we use in our project.

Hope you can find them useful. More cranes here: Terex/Demag cranes and Manitowoc cranes AutoCAD DWG blocks.

 

Liebherr LTM 1090 crane autoCAD block

Liebherr LTM 1130 crane autoCAD block

Liebherr LTM 1350 crane autoCAD block

Liebherr LR 1400 crane autoCAD block

Liebherr LR 1400 2W narrow crane autoCAD block

Liebherr LTM 1500 8.1 crane autoCAD block

Liebherr 1600 W narrow track autoCAD block

Liebherr 1750 crane AutoCAD block

Liebherr LTM 11200 - 9.1 crane AutoCAD block

Liebherr LR 11350 crane AutoCAD DWG Block

Liebherr LR 1750