Operational Vibration Experiment and Analysis of a Small Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Considering the Effect of Tower Stiffness

타워강성 효과를 고려한 소형 수직축 풍력발전기 운전 진동실험 및 해석

  • Published : 2011.10.27

Abstract

In this study, operational vibration experiment and analysis have been conducted for the 4-blade small vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) including the effect of tower elastic behavior. Computational structural dynamics analysis method is applied to obtain Campbell diagram for the VAWT with elastic tower. An open type wind-tunnel is used to change and keep the wind velocity during the ground test. Equivalent reduced elastic tower is supported to the VAWT so that the elastic stiffness effect of the tower can be reflected to the present vibration experiment. Various excitation sources with aerodynamic forces are considered and the dominant operating vibration phenomena are physically investigated in detail.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국 에너지기술평가원(KETEP)