Analysis of support structure of wind turbine tower
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Wind turbines are being used to generate electricity as an alternative energy source to conventional fossil fu- els, and it is well known that wind towers must to sus- tain continuous vibration forces throughout their opera- tional life. In this paper, a stability analysis of bending deflection of a wind turbine steel tower is presented. The wind turbine is modelled as the structure of a sim- plified beam-column by a switched system. It is mod- elled by using a Hamiltonian system, which simplifies the system under study and allows to analyze the sta- bility dynamics of the system. An eigenvalue analysis have been done in order to analyze the stability of the system; finally, also, some transient simulations of the system are presented to verify the results obtained
CitationMediano, B.; Domínguez, J.; Garcia-Planas, M.I. Analysis of support structure of wind turbine tower. A: International Scientific Conference on Physics and Control. "Conference Proceedings 6th International Conference on Physics and Control". San Luis de Potosí: 2013.