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    • Effect of Surface Roughness on Wind Turbine Performance 

      Ehrmann, Robert Schaefer (2014-06-25)
      Wind farm operators observe production deficits as machines age. Quantifying deterioration on individual components is difficult, but one potential explanation is accumulation of blade surface roughness. Historically, wind ...
    • Experiments on Dynamic Aeroelastic Response of Wind Turbine Blades 

      Long, Robert Raymond (2017-10-17)
      Wind turbine blades are growing progressively larger and lighter relative to their size, and these trends can lead to early failure due to fatigue. Effort to design fatigue-resistant blades relies on understanding of ...
    • Impact of Tsunamis on Near Shore Wind Power Units 

      Parambath, Ashwin (2011-02-22)
      With the number of wind power units (WPUs) on the rise worldwide, it is inevitable that some of these would be exposed to natural disasters like tsunamis and it will become a necessity to consider their effects in the ...
    • Magnetic Continuously Variable Transmission for Reduction of Wind Turbine Drivetrain Size 

      Dangtran, Ellen Thuy T
      The objective of this research is to do analysis on magnetic gears for the application of Magnetic Continuously Variable Transmissions (mCVTs) on wind turbines. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy of wind into electrical ...
    • Roughness Sensitivity Comparisons of Wind Turbine Blade Sections 

      Wilcox, Benjamin Jacob (2016-12-12)
      One explanation for wind turbine power degradation is insect roughness. Historical studies on insect-induced power degradation have used simulation methods which are either unrepresentative of actual insect roughness or ...