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Wind Turbine Technology: Fundamental Concepts in Wind Turbine Engineering, Second Edition

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David A. Spera, Ph.D.
David A. Spera, Ph.D.
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ISBN:
9780791802601
No. of Pages:
832
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

The structural dynamicist's areas of responsibility require interaction with most other members of the wind turbine project team. These responsibilities are to predict structural loads and deflections that will occur over the lifetime of the machine, ensure favorable dynamic responses through appropriate design and operational procedures, evaluate potential design improvements for their impact on dynamic loads and stability, and correlate load and control test data with design predictions. Load prediction has been a major concern in wind turbine designs to date, and it is perhaps the single most important task faced by the structural dynamics engineer. However, even if we...

Introduction
Dynamic Load Model of a HAWT Blade
Natural Vibration Modes in a Wind Turbine
Finite Element Modal Analysis of a VAWT
Sample Theoretical Modal Analysis
Sample Experimental Modal Analysis
Development of Natural Wind Excitation Testing
Comparison of NExT Test Data from a Rotating VAWT to Simulated Data
Classical Aeroelastic Flutter Analysis for HAWTs and VAWTs
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