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Yaw Control Brake
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Under normal operational conditions, a horizontal axis wind turbine can be stopped by moving the blades out of the wind. Yaw brakes provide an effective means of smoothly controlling a wind turbine as it rotates up wind or yaws. They are usually installed as drag brakes and operate by controlling back pressure, which in turn controls the degree of spring force and therefore braking torques

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