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Power fluctuation and power loss of wind turbines due to wind shear and tower shadow

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Wenxian YangORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2017.

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The magnitude and stability of power output are two key indices of wind turbines. This study investigates the effects of wind shear and tower shadow on power output in terms of power fluctuation and power loss to estimate the capacity and quality of the power generated by a wind turbine.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wen B, Wei S, Wei K, Yang W, Peng Z, Chu F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

Year: 2017

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Pages: 321-332

Print publication date: 01/09/2017

Online publication date: 04/05/2017

Acceptance date: 04/01/2017

Date deposited: 18/04/2017

ISSN (print): 2095-0233

ISSN (electronic): 2095-0241

Publisher: Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


DOI: 10.1007/s11465-017-0434-1


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