Non-Gaussian turbulence

Jørgen Højstrup, Kurt S. Hansen, Bo Juul Pedersen, Morten Nielsen

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    The pdf's of atmosperic turbulence have somewhat wider tails than a Gaussian, especially regarding accelerations, whereas velocities are close to Gaussian. This behaviour has been investigated using data from a large WEB-database in order to quantify the amount of non-gaussianity. Models for non-Gaussian turbulence has been developed, by which artificial turbulence can be generated with specific distributions, spectra and cross-correlations. The artificial time series will then be used in load models and the resulting loads in the Gaussian and the non-Gaussian cases will be compared.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1999 European Wind Energy Conference
    EditorsE.L. Petersen, P. Hjuler Jensen, K. Rave, P. Helm, H. Ehmann
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherJames and James Science Publishers
    Publication date1999
    ISBN (Print)1-902916-00-X
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event1999 European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition - Nice, France
    Duration: 1 Mar 19995 Mar 1999


    Conference1999 European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition

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