Extreme Load Estimation for Wind Turbines: Issues and Opportunities for Improved Practice

Paul S. Veers, Sandy Butterfield

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Abstract

Current design load estimation procedures for wind turbines often do not accurately treat the statistical nature of loads. Current practice for wind turbine load analysis is reviewed. The author's opinions on the shortcomings of these practices are discussed. Experience gained from current research on statistical load extrapolation methods is reviewed. Statistical modeling techniques are presented. Open questions on current techniques are summarized and critical issues that need to be resolved for an accurate statistical load extrapolation method are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages245-254
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 ASME Wind Energy Symposium Technical 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, Nevada
Duration: 11 Jan 200114 Jan 2001

Conference

Conference2001 ASME Wind Energy Symposium Technical 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CityReno, Nevada
Period11/01/0114/01/01

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-32339

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