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Title: LIST/BMI Turbines Instrumentation and Infrastructure

Abstract

In support of two major SNL programs, the Long-term Inflow and Structural Test (LIST) program and the Blade Manufacturing Initiative (BMI), three Micon 65/13M wind turbines have been erected at the USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS) center in Bushland, Texas. The inflow and structural response of these turbines are being monitored with an array of 60 instruments: 34 to characterize the inflow, 19 to characterize structural response and 7 to characterize the time-varying state of the turbine. The primary characterization of the inflow into the LIST turbine relies upon an array of five sonic anemometers. Primary characterization of the structural response of the turbine uses several sets of strain gauges to measure bending loads on the blades and the tower and two accelerometers to measure the motion of the nacelle. Data are sampled at a rate of 30 Hz using a newly developed data acquisition system. The system features a time-synchronized continuous data stream and telemetered data from the turbine rotor. This paper documents the instruments and infrastructure that have been developed to monitor these turbines and their inflow.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
782716
Report Number(s):
SAND2001-1642
TRN: AH200126%%192
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ACCELEROMETERS; AGRICULTURE; ANEMOMETERS; BENDING; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURING; STRAINS; TEXAS; WIND TURBINES; TURBINE BLADES

Citation Formats

JONES, PERRY L, SUTHERLAND, HERBERT J, and NEAL, BYRON A. LIST/BMI Turbines Instrumentation and Infrastructure. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/782716.
JONES, PERRY L, SUTHERLAND, HERBERT J, & NEAL, BYRON A. LIST/BMI Turbines Instrumentation and Infrastructure. United States. doi:10.2172/782716.
JONES, PERRY L, SUTHERLAND, HERBERT J, and NEAL, BYRON A. Fri . "LIST/BMI Turbines Instrumentation and Infrastructure". United States. doi:10.2172/782716. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/782716.
@article{osti_782716,
title = {LIST/BMI Turbines Instrumentation and Infrastructure},
author = {JONES, PERRY L and SUTHERLAND, HERBERT J and NEAL, BYRON A},
abstractNote = {In support of two major SNL programs, the Long-term Inflow and Structural Test (LIST) program and the Blade Manufacturing Initiative (BMI), three Micon 65/13M wind turbines have been erected at the USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS) center in Bushland, Texas. The inflow and structural response of these turbines are being monitored with an array of 60 instruments: 34 to characterize the inflow, 19 to characterize structural response and 7 to characterize the time-varying state of the turbine. The primary characterization of the inflow into the LIST turbine relies upon an array of five sonic anemometers. Primary characterization of the structural response of the turbine uses several sets of strain gauges to measure bending loads on the blades and the tower and two accelerometers to measure the motion of the nacelle. Data are sampled at a rate of 30 Hz using a newly developed data acquisition system. The system features a time-synchronized continuous data stream and telemetered data from the turbine rotor. This paper documents the instruments and infrastructure that have been developed to monitor these turbines and their inflow.},
doi = {10.2172/782716},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {6}
}

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