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A Seismic Study of Wind Turbines for Renewable Energy
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Experiment-6: NEG Micon 72m Ambient Vibration In-Situ Testing
Experiment Type: Field
Description: During June 17-19, 2009 ambient vibration testing was conducted on an additional 1.5 MW NEG Micon 72m high wind turbine. The experiment was conducted at Oak Creek Energy Systems near Mojave, California using the NEES@UCLA mobile testing field laboratory. Acceleration response was recorded simultaneously, including vertical, side-to-side, and fore-aft motion components at each fixed station. These dynamic field tests are the first to be presented for such a highly instrumented modern Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT). Therefore, this test series provides a unique opportunity to determine the dynamic properties of the turbine under in-situ conditions.
Dates: June 17, 2009 - June 19, 2009
Facility: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Specimen Type: Wind Turbine
Material: Component 1 Component 1 (view)
Sensors: Kinemetrics Accelerometers
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