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Loads and Structural Stresses

Abstract

Wind turbines are subjected to very specific loads and stresses. At a first glance, the main problem appears to be the stability in heavy storms and hurricanes. However, the continuous alternating loads - even under normal wind conditions - are just as problematic. Alternating loads are more difficult to cope with than static loads because the material becomes ”fatigued”.

Keywords

Wind Speed Wind Turbine Load Case Rotor Blade Structural Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipl. Ing. MunichGermany

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