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Bos, R. (author)
Wind turbines are the largest rotating machines on the planet, operating in some of the most remote and hostile areas. During a lifespan of several decades, they have to withstand storms, waves, and gusts (and preferably produce electricity in the process). Yet, designers cannot make them too strong. Every additional kilogram of mass has to be...
doctoral thesis 2017
Bos, R. (author), Giyanani, A.H. (author), Bierbooms, W.A.A.M. (author)
Lidars have gained a lot of popularity in the field of wind energy, partly because of their potential to be used for wind turbine control. By scanning the oncoming wind field, any threats such as gusts can be detected early and high loads can be avoided by taking preventive actions. Unfortunately, lidars suffer from some inherent weaknesses that...
journal article 2016
Bos, R. (author), Bierbooms, W.A.A.M. (author), Van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
An important problem that arises during the design of wind turbines is estimating extreme loads with sufficient accuracy. This is especially difficult during iterative design phases when computational resources are scarce. Over the years, many methods have been proposed to extrapolate extreme load distributions from relatively short time series...
conference paper 2015