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Title: Swept Blade Aero-Elastic Model for a Small Wind Turbine (Presentation)

A preprocessor for analyzing preswept wind turbines using the in-house aero-elastic tool coupled with a multibody dynamic simulator was developed. A baseline 10-kW small wind turbine with straight blades and various configurations that featured bend-torsion coupling via blade-tip sweep were investigated to study their impact on ultimate loads and fatigue damage equivalent loads.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1136555
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5000-62337
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2014 National Solar Conference, 6-10 July 2014, San Francisco, California; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office Wind Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; SIMULATORS; WIND TURBINES; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY AERO-ELASTIC; SIMULATOR; PREPROCESSOR; MULTIBODY DYNAMICS; WIND TURBINE; NREL