Impact of crane availability during the construction phase of the wind farm
Krishnamurthi, Ranjith Kumar
AdvisorYildirim, Mehmet Bayram
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Krishnamurthi, Ranjith Kumar (2010). Impact of crane availability during the construction phase of the wind farm. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 135-136
The availability of the high capacity crawler cranes at the project site during the construction phase of the wind farm may help the turbine assembly rate, which may significantly vary due to the terrain at the project site. Increasing the crane availability at the project site by optimizing the crane utilization rate will reduce the project duration. As a result, the number of turbines that generate electricity early in the construction phase will increase and the payback time will be reduced, although increasing the number of cranes will result in higher investment costs.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering