Welcome to another week of Wind Study!
This series of sample homework questions focuses on concepts of force and torque – what do these have to do with wind turbines? Read on to find out.
Wind turbines are designed to last a very long time and to withstand large amounts of force. This means the parts used to construct the turbines must be incredibly sturdy – from the large tower sections to each of the individual bolts.
Torque is applied when tightening the bolts during turbine construction (as shown in the graphic below). In this week’s Wind Study, we need your help determining torque output, as well as settings needed on our pneumatic torque wrench (the tool used to torque bolts).