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Statistical Analysis of Wind Turbine Inflow and Structural Response Data from the LIST Program

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Luke D. Nelson, Lance Manuel

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712

Herbert J. Sutherland, Paul S. Veers

Wind Energy Technology Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(4), 541-550 (Nov 26, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1627831 History: Received February 27, 2003; Revised July 15, 2003; Online November 26, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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The LIST Turbine near Bushland, Texas.
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Distribution of 10-Minute Records Classified by Mean Wind Speed.
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(a) Equivalent Fatigue Edge BM, m=3 versus Wind Speed for the Entire Data Set. (b) Equivalent Fatigue Edge BM, m=10 versus Wind Speed for the Entire Data Set. (c) Equivalent Fatigue Flap BM, m=3 versus Wind Speed for the Entire Data Set. (d) Equivalent Fatigue Flap BM, m=10 versus Wind Speed for the Entire Data Set.
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(a) Extreme Edge BM versus Wind Speed for the Entire Data Set. (b) Extreme Flap BM versus Wind Speed for the Entire Data Set.
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(a) Equivalent Fatigue Edge BM, m=3 versus Wind Speed for the Reduced Data Set. (b) Equivalent Fatigue Edge BM, m=10 versus Wind Speed for the Reduced Data Set. (c) Equivalent Fatigue Flap BM, m=3 versus Wind Speed for the Reduced Data Set. (d) Equivalent Fatigue Flap BM, m=10 versus Wind Speed for the Reduced Data Set.
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(a) Extreme Edge BM versus Wind Speed for the Reduced Data Set. (b) Extreme Flap BM versus Wind Speed for the Reduced Data Set.

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