Individual Blade Pitch Control for Load Reduction
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 119–128, April/June 2003
How to Cite
Bossanyi, E. A. (2003), Individual Blade Pitch Control for Load Reduction. Wind Energ., 6: 119–128. doi: 10.1002/we.76
- Issue published online: 7 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 3 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAY 2002
- wind turbine;
- individual pitch control;
- load reduction;
If a pitch-regulated wind turbine has individual pitch actuators for each blade, the possibility arises to send different pitch angle demands to each blade. The possibility of using this as a way of reducing loads has been suggested many times over the years, but the idea has yet to gain full commercial acceptance. There are a number of reasons why this situation may be set to change, and very significant load reductions can result. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.