17 Sep '12, 8am

Computer Modelling Could Help Boost Urban Wind Power

Computer Modelling Could Help Boost Urban Wind Power

“The current design standard lists design turbulence intensity as 18 per cent across a range of sites, but this result is appropriate for open-site testing only. While it is very early days, our on-site testing has shown turbulence intensity of up to 24 per cent at an urban site in Port Kennedy and 30 per cent at another urban site in Melville,” Mr Tabrizi said. “A knowledge of turbulence intensity helps predict the load on the machine, so it informs the required design strength of turbine components, including the tower and blades. We need accurate data to ensure turbines are strong enough for all conditions.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/17/computer-modelling-co...

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