Flange with cut for wind tower

  • US 6,532,700 B1
  • Filed: 11/09/2000
  • Issued: 03/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A tower for supporting a wind turbine generator comprising:

  • a T-shaped flange;

    a bottom section having a first end and a second end, said first end being welded to said T-shaped flange, and wherein said first end with said T-shaped flange is anchored to a cement foundation;

    a first transition ring having a first edge and a second edge, said first edge welded to said second end, and said second edge welded to a first L-shaped flange having a first stub;

    an upper section comprising a first upper end and a second upper end;

    a second L-shaped flange having a second stub welded to said first upper end;

    a conical transition ring having a first conical edge and a second conical edge, said first conical edge welded to said second upper end, and said second conical edge welded to a third L-shaped flange; and

    bolt means for securing said first L-shaped flange to said second L-shaped flange.

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