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Title: Damping device for onshore and offshore wind turbines

Abstract

A damping device for a wind turbine tower is disclosed having at least one upper mount extending from a tower structure, at least one lower mount extending from one of the tower structure or a tower foundation, at least one damping device extending only in a substantially vertical direction, the damping device having an upper connector coupled with the upper mount and a lower connector coupled with the lower mount, and at least one damper coupled between the upper connector and the lower connector.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576393
Patent Number(s):
10400754
Application Number:
15/672,411
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16F - SPRINGS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F05 - INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04 F05B - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Aug 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Rodriguez Tsouroukdissian, Arturo. Damping device for onshore and offshore wind turbines. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Rodriguez Tsouroukdissian, Arturo. Damping device for onshore and offshore wind turbines. United States.
Rodriguez Tsouroukdissian, Arturo. Tue . "Damping device for onshore and offshore wind turbines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576393.
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abstractNote = {A damping device for a wind turbine tower is disclosed having at least one upper mount extending from a tower structure, at least one lower mount extending from one of the tower structure or a tower foundation, at least one damping device extending only in a substantially vertical direction, the damping device having an upper connector coupled with the upper mount and a lower connector coupled with the lower mount, and at least one damper coupled between the upper connector and the lower connector.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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