Extreme load estimation for wind turbines - Issues and opportunities for improved practice

Paul Veers, Sandy Butterfield
2001 20th 2001 ASME Wind Energy Symposium   unpublished
Current design load estimation procedures for wind turbines often do not accurately treat the statistical nature of loads. Current practice for wind turbine load analysis is reviewed. The authors' opinions on the shortcomings of these practices are discussed. Experience gained from current research on statistical load extrapolation methods is reviewed. Statistical modeling techniques are presented. Open questions on current techniques are summarized and critical issues that need to be resolved
more » ... or an accurate statistical load extrapolation method are discussed.
doi:10.2514/6.2001-44 fatcat:syfzdumf2jechoynccsdvnlfly