Hello!

I am currently working on my bachelor thesis and I have stumbled upon an interesting problem where it is required to simulate and draw the loads on the tower of a 3-blade 1.5 MW turbine while considering two cases and to compare between them.

The 1st case is considering the tower as a rigid body i.e. neglecting its elasticity.

The 2nd case is considering the tower as a normal elastic body.

this curve is an example of my output.

I would like to know why the amplitude of the shear force was lower in the case of a rigid tower and its frequency is larger as well.

Kind regards.