Wind Climate Parameters for Wind Turbine Fatigue Load Assessment (Paper)
Sol. Energy Eng 138(3), 031010 (Apr 05, 2016) (8 pages)
Author: H.S. Toft, L. Svenningsen, M.L. Thøgersen, J.D. Sørensen (Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University), W. Moser (Nordex GmbH)
Key words: Loads, Density, Fatigue, Turbulence, Wind shear, Wind velocity, Stress, Climate, Wind, Wind turbines
This paper investigates the accuracy of fatigue loads estimated using this equivalent wind climate required by the current design standard by comparing damage equivalent fatigue loads estimated based on wind climate parameters for each 10 min time-series with fatigue loads estimated based on the equivalent wind climate parameters.