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M=mgL=ω×JΩ

where JΩ is angular momentum.

This is the equation i get when modeling a wind turbine as a suspended spinning bicycle wheel. This means that a moment will act on the turbine, tilting the nacelle either up or down.

But what about the resisting torque when one attempts to yaw the turbine by applying a ω through a yaw motor. This equation doesn't help me right, since im applying a ω and the JΩ stays the same. so there should be a torque generated somehow resisting the yaw?

## Yaw control wind turbine problem

M=mgL=ω×JΩ

where JΩ is angular momentum.

This is the equation i get when modeling a wind turbine as a suspended spinning bicycle wheel. This means that a moment will act on the turbine, tilting the nacelle either up or down.

But what about the resisting torque when one attempts to yaw the turbine by applying a ω through a yaw motor. This equation doesn't help me right, since im applying a ω and the JΩ stays the same. so there should be a torque generated somehow resisting the yaw?