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Assistance in the development of a wind turbine test facility in accordance with relevant national and international standards

Ibbotson, Fraser (2009) Assistance in the development of a wind turbine test facility in accordance with relevant national and international standards. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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    This dissertation assists the National Small Wind Turbine Centre (NSWTC) in the development of a wind turbine test facility and in preparation for the development of a future turbine testing site. The test turbine facility will conduct tests in accordance with relevant national and international standards. Assistance was given in the development of the test facility by the identification of some of the key areas of the initial set up of the wind turbine test facility. The clarity and adequacy of portions of current national and international standards in application to the development of a small wind turbine testing facility was assessed. By the completion of this dissertation assistance was given, which contributed to the progression of the site development aspects in establishment of the test facility. This process gave insight into some of the important factors to consider in the development of a wind turbine test facility. Participation by author in two international tasks that assessed wind turbine test data to selected standards provided exposure to the current wind turbine standards that will be applied in the testing of wind turbines at the facility. This process highlighted the lack of clarity within one of the standards and illustrated the varied results that can be produced if the assessed standards are not understood as intended. Recommendations were given on how the NSWTC might improve the method of site development of the future test facility. The assessment allowed recommendations to be made on the use of the standards and outlines how errors in their application might be avoided.

    Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
    Supervisor: Whale, Jonathan
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3266
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