Solar Power Plant Foundation Design [Professional Project]

  • We used computer simulation to test 100's of designs to failure before testing the first one in real dirt.

    We used computer simulation to test 100's of designs to failure before testing the first one in real dirt.

  • Solar power plants are getting huge, so optimizing material utilization can lead to large savings.

    Solar power plants are getting huge, so optimizing material utilization can lead to large savings.

  • SPD-built load test rig - computerized hydraulic pressure and pile strain data acquisition.

    SPD-built load test rig - computerized hydraulic pressure and pile strain data acquisition.

  • An SPD engineer simulating wind load on a prototype lightweight pile.

    An SPD engineer simulating wind load on a prototype lightweight pile.