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Title: UAE6 - Wind Tunnel Tests Data - UAE6 - Sequence E - Raw Data

Abstract

Sequence E: Yaw Releases (P) This test sequence used a downwind, rigid turbine with a 3.4° cone angle. The wind speeds ranged from 7 m/s to 17 m/s. Initial yaw angles of ±90° were achieved. The blade tip pitch was 3°. The rotor rotated at 72 RPM. Blade and probe pressure measurements were collected. The teeter dampers were replaced with rigid links, and these two channels were flagged as not applicable by setting the measured values in the data file to –99999.99 Nm. The teeter link load cell was pre-tensioned to 40,000 N. The turbine was positioned at each specified yaw angle. A 30- second data set was collected with the yaw brake engaged. These points used a letter for the last digit beginning with A and proceeding through the alphabet as repeat points were needed. These points were plotted and compared to ascertain the functionality of the instrumentation. The files ending in numbers beginning with 0 and increasing with each repetition represent yaw release points. Once the fixed-position yaw test was complete, the yaw drive was engaged to hold the turbine. The yaw brake was released, and the yaw drive was disabled allowing the turbine to yaw freely. Themore » yaw drive was disabled about 5 seconds into the campaign, and the turbine was allowed to yaw freely for the rest of the 30-second duration. When the yaw drive is disabled, no torque is applied to the motor, and the inertia and yawing force of the nacelle and rotor overcomes the friction and inertia of the yaw gear and motor. The yaw releases were repeated five times at each condition. Four additional campaigns were collected to determine the turbine’s natural yaw error by releasing the brake at 0° yaw error. These file names use the E designation, followed by two digits for wind speed, followed by XXXX, followed by the repetition digit.« less

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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
67025F
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Data Archive and Portal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; PNNL
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Subject:
17 Wind Energy
OSTI Identifier:
1483637
DOI:
10.21947/1483637

Citation Formats

Fingersh, Lee. UAE6 - Wind Tunnel Tests Data - UAE6 - Sequence E - Raw Data. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.21947/1483637.
Fingersh, Lee. UAE6 - Wind Tunnel Tests Data - UAE6 - Sequence E - Raw Data. United States. doi:10.21947/1483637.
Fingersh, Lee. 2019. "UAE6 - Wind Tunnel Tests Data - UAE6 - Sequence E - Raw Data". United States. doi:10.21947/1483637. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1483637. Pub date:Wed Dec 11 00:00:00 EST 2019
@article{osti_1483637,
title = {UAE6 - Wind Tunnel Tests Data - UAE6 - Sequence E - Raw Data},
author = {Fingersh, Lee},
abstractNote = {Sequence E: Yaw Releases (P) This test sequence used a downwind, rigid turbine with a 3.4° cone angle. The wind speeds ranged from 7 m/s to 17 m/s. Initial yaw angles of ±90° were achieved. The blade tip pitch was 3°. The rotor rotated at 72 RPM. Blade and probe pressure measurements were collected. The teeter dampers were replaced with rigid links, and these two channels were flagged as not applicable by setting the measured values in the data file to –99999.99 Nm. The teeter link load cell was pre-tensioned to 40,000 N. The turbine was positioned at each specified yaw angle. A 30- second data set was collected with the yaw brake engaged. These points used a letter for the last digit beginning with A and proceeding through the alphabet as repeat points were needed. These points were plotted and compared to ascertain the functionality of the instrumentation. The files ending in numbers beginning with 0 and increasing with each repetition represent yaw release points. Once the fixed-position yaw test was complete, the yaw drive was engaged to hold the turbine. The yaw brake was released, and the yaw drive was disabled allowing the turbine to yaw freely. The yaw drive was disabled about 5 seconds into the campaign, and the turbine was allowed to yaw freely for the rest of the 30-second duration. When the yaw drive is disabled, no torque is applied to the motor, and the inertia and yawing force of the nacelle and rotor overcomes the friction and inertia of the yaw gear and motor. The yaw releases were repeated five times at each condition. Four additional campaigns were collected to determine the turbine’s natural yaw error by releasing the brake at 0° yaw error. These file names use the E designation, followed by two digits for wind speed, followed by XXXX, followed by the repetition digit.},
doi = {10.21947/1483637},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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