A Two-Bladed Concept Wind Turbine

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    This article shows the potential for reducing extreme loads with an innovative design of wind turbine, a partial pitch two-bladed concept turbine. The most extreme conditions to test a turbine are considered to be stand-still combined with a grid failure in which the wind comes from all directions from 0 to 360 degrees. All aeroelastic load simulations are done by using the aeroelastic code HAWC2. From the load comparisons between the partial pitch two-bladed turbine and a conventional three-bladed turbine it is observed that the partial pitch two-bladed turbine can reduce the extreme tower bottom bending moment by approximately 33% compared to the three-bladed turbine.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalWindtech International
    Issue number5 (July/August)
    Pages (from-to)6-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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