Aeroelastic Stability Models

  • Jessica G. HolierhoekEmail author
Living reference work entry


In this chapter aeroelastic stability for wind turbines is discussed. The complete wind turbine mode shapes, the harmonic modal components, and the main instabilities are explained, possible resonances addressed, and methods to analyze and improve the stability of a wind turbine design are discussed. The main instabilities that current size wind turbines could suffer from are stall-induced vibrations (edgewise and flapwise, idling instabilities, and vortex-induced vibrations) and classical flutter. The stability of a design can be evaluated using linearized stability tools or nonlinear time domain tools. It is also possible to evaluate damping of some modes on an actual wind turbine. Current size wind turbine has become more flexible, and due to the large deformations, it is required to use advanced blade models when analyzing the stability of the turbine.


Wind turbine aeroelasticity Instability Resonance Aeroelastic evaluations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.JEHO BVRotterdamThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Yuping Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldwind AmericasChicagoUSA

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