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20 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 20 Oct 2016

Periodic stability analysis of wind turbines operating in turbulent wind conditions

Riccardo Riva, Stefano Cacciola, and Carlo Luigi Bottasso


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This paper presents a method to assess the stability of a wind turbine. The proposed approach uses the recorded time history of the system response and fits to it a periodic reduced-order model that can handle stochastic disturbances. Stability is computed by using Floquet theory on the reduced-order model. Since the method only uses response data, it is applicable to any simulation model as well as to experimental test data. The method is compared to the well-known operational modal analysis.
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