Resonance phenomenon in a wind turbine system under operational conditions

Wei-Hua Hu, Sebastian Thöns, Samid Said, Werner Rücker

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North Sea. In order to investigate dynamic behaviors under a complex state of loads, a continuous dynamic monitoring system was implemented by Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM). It recorded structural responses and environmental/operational variables from November 2007 to October 2009.
This paper presents significant resonance phenomenon due to the interaction in the tower-nacelle system under operational conditions. Modal parameters are automatically estimated by the poly reference Least Square Complex Frequency domain (p-LSCF) method. Campbell plot demonstrates that a three-blade passage frequency and its multiples f3n match with the natural frequencies of the wind turbine system in several modal orders. The damping estimates decrease and the vibration amplitude increase significantly. A control system is necessary to minimize the excessive vibrations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014 Porto, Portugal, 30 June - 2 July 2014
Publication date2015
ISBN (Electronic)978-972-752-165-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 30 Jun 20142 Jul 2014
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics
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  • Wind Turbine
  • Tower-Nacelle system
  • Resonance
  • Continuous dynamic monitoring
  • Automated operational modal analysis


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