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Aeroelastic optimisation of a wind turbine: outline of a case study:WindMaster 750 kW wind turbine concept
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ECN 1996
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--95-124 ECN publication
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An aeroelastic wind turbine optimization code has been developed andapplied in practice. A new aerodynamic and structural rotor design, optimized for minimum cost of generated energy, has been established. The aeroelastic optimization results in 10% reduction of the fatigue loads and a 1% lower cost of generated energy compared with a stationary optimized rotor. Due to limited scope of the title study larger reductions of loads and costs have not been realized but will be possible. 16 refs.

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