Use of ADAMS to Model the AWT-26 Prototype

David J. Malcolm, Alan D. Wright

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The ADAMS code, from Mechanical Dynamics Inc. has been selected by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory as an analysis tools for horizontal axis wind turbines. The code places no limits on the type or magnitude of displacements. This paper reports on experience using ADAMS to model the AWT-26 prototype, the natural frequencies of the operating rotor, the agreement with measured field data, and the various problems that have arisen.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Energy-Sources Technology Conference - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 23 Jan 199426 Jan 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the Energy-Sources Technology Conference
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

NREL Publication Number

  • ACNR/CP-14963


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