Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
Research article
11 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2019

System-level design studies for large rotors

Daniel S. Zalkind, Gavin K. Ananda, Mayank Chetan, Dana P. Martin, Christopher J. Bay, Kathryn E. Johnson, Eric Loth, D. Todd Griffith, Michael S. Selig, and Lucy Y. Pao


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AR by Daniel Zalkind on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Aug 2019) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish as is (24 Sep 2019) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
ED: Publish as is (26 Sep 2019) by Jakob Mann(Chief editor)
Short summary
We present a model that both (1) reduces the computational effort involved in analyzing design trade-offs and (2) provides a qualitative understanding of the root cause of fatigue and extreme structural loads for wind turbine components from the blades to the tower base. We use this model in conjunction with design loads from high-fidelity simulations to analyze and compare the trade-offs between power capture and structural loading for large rotor concepts.