publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Smart Wind Turbine: Analysis and Autonomous Flap

Bernhammer, L.O.;
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  • Published: 12 Oct 2015
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Wind turbines convert kinetic energy of the wind into electrical energy. Unfortunately, this process is everything but constant, as the wind source shows large fluctuations with high and low frequencies. This turbulence, together with the wind shear and yawed inflow, excites the turbine structure, thereby driving the loads and the design of turbines in general and blades in particular. In response to this, several control mechanisms have been applied to wind turbines since the generation of stall controlled machines in the 1980s. While collective pitch control was applied first, the control mechanisms have become more localised and act on individual turbine blad...
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free text keywords: wind energy, aeroelasticity, structural dynamics, adaptive structures
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