Tests of an Overrunning Clutch in a Wind Turbine

by R. Seidel

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administr

Written in English
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StatementSeidel, R.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 82653.
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Pagination$0.00 C.1.
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Tests of an Overrunning Clutch in a Wind Turbine by R. Seidel, National Aeronautics and Space Administr edition, in English.

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Contact Us. Wind Turbine Control 1 1 Wind Turbine Control The control system on a wind turbine is designed to: the highest e ciency of operation that maximizes the coe cient of power, C p, safe operation under all wind conditions.

Wind turbine control systems are typically divided into three. Gear unit. In wind turbines, there is a "conflict of interests" between the rotor's drive speed, limited, for example, by pitch speed, and the required rotational speed of the two pole pairs, a rotational speed of rpm is required for a mains frequency of 50 Hz.

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