WindPack 1.5MW

dear jason,
i am working on the control of WindPack 1.5 MW turbine and i would like to ask, what is the maximum Generator Torque that the high speed shaft(HSS) can resist and how can i compute the fatigue life of the system using FAST?
best regards

Dear Farshad,

I don’t recall if the various WindPACT reports mentioned a maximum generator torque; if not, you’ll have to make your own assumptions for your own purposes.

The calculation of fatigue has been discussed many times on this forum, but normally will involve running a number of TurbSim and FAST simulations at different wind speeds/operational conditions, followed by post-processing in MLife.

Best regards,

dear Jason
thank you very much for your answer and i wish you all the best in your future endeavors
best regards