With the current global emphasis on alternative green energy sources, wind
turbine technologies have seen significant growth in recent years. Today, wind turbines
are being produced and constructed at unprecedented levels with their sites inching
closer and closer to residential communities. With that, wind turbine companies have
been receiving growing complains about the noise emitted from these turbines during
operation. To resolve this issue, many of these companies are spending more resources
to design and manufacture quieter wind turbines.
Modal Analysis to Minimize Gearbox Induced Noise of General Electric Wind Turbines