A Comparison of Wind Turbine Design Loads in Different Environments Using Inverse Reliability Techniques

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Korn Saranyasoontorn, Lance Manuel

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

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(4), 1060-1068 (Nov 18, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1796971 History: Online November 18, 2004
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Conditional mean and standard deviation of X2 given the ten-minute mean wind speed, X1
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Median response surface, 20-year return period onshore and offshore environmental contours, and 2-D model design points
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Iso-response curves and 20-year return period contours for onshore and offshore environments
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20-year return period onshore and offshore surfaces and 3-D model design point
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Rationale for improving the design point from the 2-D model using a second-order representation of the limit state surface
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T-year return period onshore environmental contour and iso-response curves at 2-D design points in standard normal (U) space—(a) T=1 yr, (b) T=20 yrs, (c) T=50 yrs
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Reliability indices for different return periods at the onshore site showing the effect of a second-order representation of limit state function in the 2-D model
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Extreme flapwise bending moment for 1-, 20-, and 50-year return periods based on various models for the onshore site




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