Data Analysis Method for Wind Turbine Dynamic Response Testing

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The Wind Research Branch at the Solar Energy Research Institute {SERI) has developed an efficient data analysis package for personal computer use in response to growing needs of the wind turbine industry and SERI 1 S Cooperative Field Test Program. This new software is used by field test engineers to examine wind turbine performance and loads during testing, as well as by data analysts fordetailed post-processing. The Wind Data Analysis Tool Set, WINDATS, has been written as a collection of tools that fall into two general groups. First, the preparatory tools perform subsection, filtering, decimation, preaveraging, scaling, and derivation of new channels. Second, analysis tools are used for mean removal, linear detrending, azimuth averaging and removal, per-rev averaging,binning, and spectral analysis. The input data file can be a standard ASCII file as is generated by most data acquisition software.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1989

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the 24th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Washington, D. C., 6-11 August 1989

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-217-3506


    • ASCII
    • Wind Data Analysis Tool Set
    • wind turbines


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