• Evaluation of the Fatigue Resistance of Offshore Jacket Joints by Numerical Approaches 

      Mendoza Espinosa, Jorge (Master thesis, 2017)
      Jacket support structures are a preferred solution for offshore wind turbines in deeper waters. Extensive knowledge exists in relation to its construction technique as well as its crucial components, but due to considerable ...
    • Mesh parametric study for fatigue assessment of tubular K-joints using numerical methods 

      Mendoza Espinosa, Jorge; Schafhirt, Sebastian; Muskulus, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Wind turbine jacket structures are complex structures, whose joints design is generally driven by fatigue. These joints, along with their complex welds, are of special interest in terms of cost reduction. Therefore, a ...
    • Risk-based Design of an Offshore Wind Turbine using VoI Analysis 

      Mendoza Espinosa, Jorge; Kohler, Jochen (Chapter, 2019)
      Monopiles are the most common solution for supporting wind turbines in offshore conditions. At the design phase of a monopile, a frequency check is to be performed to avoid the resonance hazard with the 1P and 3P excitation, ...
    • Risk-based Fatigue Design Considering Inspections and Maintenance 

      Mendoza Espinosa, Jorge; Kohler, Jochen; Bismut, Elizabeth; Straub, Daniel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The different phases of a structure’s life-cycle are managed by different teams with little interaction. Correspondingly, the optimization of the individual phases is isolated and does not necessarily result in optimal ...