Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 271–296, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-1-271-2016
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 271–296, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-1-271-2016

Research article 30 Nov 2016

Research article | 30 Nov 2016

Modal dynamics of structures with bladed isotropic rotors and its complexity for two-bladed rotors

Morten Hartvig Hansen

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ED: Publish as is (07 Nov 2016) by Athanasios Kolios
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The modal dynamics of wind turbines are the fingerprints of their responses under the stochastic excitation from the wind field. Commercial wind turbines have typically three-bladed rotors, and their modal dynamics are well understood. Two-bladed turbines are still commercially less successful, and this work also shows that their modal dynamics are significantly more complex than that of turbines with three or more blades.