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Title: Analysis of blade fragment risk at a wind energy facility

Abstract

An analysis was performed to determine the risk posed by wind turbine fragments on roads and buildings at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The authors used a previously developed model of fragment trajectory and took into account the wind speed/direction distribution at the site and the probability of rotor failure. The site-specific risk was assessed by determining the likelihood of impact and related consequences. For both the roads and buildings, the risk varied from low to routine, which was considered acceptable.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1507283
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-4B00-72909
Journal ID: ISSN 1095-4244
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Wind Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1095-4244
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; wind energy; hazards; safety; analysis; NWTC

Citation Formats

Larwood, Scott, and Simms, David. Analysis of blade fragment risk at a wind energy facility. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/we.2326.
Larwood, Scott, & Simms, David. Analysis of blade fragment risk at a wind energy facility. United States. doi:10.1002/we.2326.
Larwood, Scott, and Simms, David. Wed . "Analysis of blade fragment risk at a wind energy facility". United States. doi:10.1002/we.2326. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1507283.
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author = {Larwood, Scott and Simms, David},
abstractNote = {An analysis was performed to determine the risk posed by wind turbine fragments on roads and buildings at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The authors used a previously developed model of fragment trajectory and took into account the wind speed/direction distribution at the site and the probability of rotor failure. The site-specific risk was assessed by determining the likelihood of impact and related consequences. For both the roads and buildings, the risk varied from low to routine, which was considered acceptable.},
doi = {10.1002/we.2326},
journal = {Wind Energy},
number = 6,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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