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
I’ve just been contacted by these guys who run a store selling CAD block for few euros:
They have several blocks that you could find useful, including some 3D Liebherr blocks.
Other AutoCAD blocks of cranes that you may find useful.
Manitowoc cranes are not very common in europe but they are widely used in the states.
Manitowoc 16000 Crane AutoCAD Block
Manitowoc 18000 Crane AutoCAD Block
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
Several WTG AutoCAD block - we've done them starting from .KMZ Google Earth files freely available imported using PlexEarth, so I don't know if they are real models (by the way for sure they are not Vestas, although one looks like an Acciona WTG).
Generic Wind Turbine AutoCAD block
Generic Wind Turbine AutoCAD block 2