Finite Element Analysis for MW Wind Turbine Tower
As the main load-bearing component, the tower supports the weight as well as the wind force and the dynamic load in operation of the wind turbine. It also endures the blow of itself. The level of the tower design directly affects the performance of wind turbines. This paper discusses static characteristic and dynamic model anasysis of the tower of an 1.5MW horizontal axis wind turbine. It is also about choice and calculation method of finite element.
R. S. Zhu et al., "Finite Element Analysis for MW Wind Turbine Tower", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 124-127, 2012