Table 3: Comparison of the bending moment of the tower to the base center.

Wind turbineRPMBase moment (mean)
[N*m] *10−7
Base moment (peak)
[N*m] *10−7
(Mean − peak)/mean (%)

UW/3BLD12.18.588.362.6
DW/3BLD12.18.197.656.6
UW/2BLD12.16.245.994.0
DW/2BLD12.16.015.416.0
UW/2BLD168.147.799.9
DW/2BLD168.858.266.7