Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Chris, Jul 14, 2015.
Thought this was a neat video.
Heights scare the crap out of me. Really interesting to watch though.
really cool video, thanks for sharing
Thank you. That was very interesting.
Imagine how hard it must be to line up and slide on the sections without tearing up the threads on the studs!
if you have a rigger and crane operator that work together every day.
it is like a symphony . they know each other:beer:
And since turbines are usually located in windy areas, that has to add to the difficulty.
I thought there would be a larger footing.
Almost 710 tons over 100 ft
Still doesn't seem like enough, and only ten feet deep.
They also put down pilings first
Don’t forget all the dirt they dug out went back on top.
In sure it's fine but there is a lot of tons like hundreds on top if that small footprint.
You can tell how much force by looking at the ring of nuts at the bottom. That’s some serious reaction. Did anyone notice how far the studs came thru the nuts at the base. Thy tighten them with a special device that stretches the stud and then runs the nut down and release the tension. Perfect tightness without torque, and no wind up of the studs.
The width of the base is important too as most of the force on the turbine is lateral. The tower itself is relatively low in weight.
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