OTERO Alejandro Daniel
On the structural behaviour of variable-geometry oval-trajectory Darrieus wind turbines
A. D. OTERO; F. L. PONTA
Lugar: Oxford; Año: 2009 vol. 34 p. 827 - 827
We developed a computational model based on a finite-element mixed formulation with quadratic isoparametric beam elements. We applied this model to the analysis of a blade-wagon: a novel structure characteristic of an innovative concept in wind-power called VGOT Darrieus turbine. We studied the structural behaviour of its main components: chassis, suspension and blade, using combinations of beam/bar elements in an appropriate assembling. We defined a set of parameters to characterize the structural behaviour which help to understand the contribution of the different components and assist the process of redesign.