Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 89–97, 2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 89–97, 2019
Brief communication
29 Jan 2019
Brief communication | 29 Jan 2019

Brief communication: Wind inflow observation from load harmonics – wind tunnel validation of the rotationally symmetric formulation

Marta Bertelè et al.

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Cited articles

Bauchau, O. A., Bottasso, C. L., and Trainelli, L.: Robust integration schemes for flexible multibody systems, Comput. Method. Appl. M., 192, 395–420,, 2003. a
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Bertelè, M., Bottasso, C. L., and Cacciola, S.: Simultaneous estimation of wind shears and misalignments from rotor loads: formulation for IPC-controlled wind turbines, J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 1037, 032007,, 2018. a
Bottasso, C. L. and Croce, A.: Cp-Lambda: user's manual, Technical Report, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, 2006. a
Bottasso, C. L. and Riboldi, C. E. D.: Estimation of wind misalignment and vertical shear from blade loads, Renew. Energ., 62, 293–302,, 2014. a
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This paper describes a new formulation for estimating the wind inflow at the rotor disk, based on measurements of the blade loads. The new method improves on previous formulations by exploiting the rotational symmetry of the problem. Experimental results obtained with an aeroelastically scaled model in a boundary layer wind tunnel are used for validating the proposed approach.