A lack of design standards for a "wind turbine generator system" prompted the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Wind Energy Association to form a partnership that led to the creation of RP2011, writes Nestor Agbayani of Agbayani Structural Engineering, and Rolando Vega of the University of Texas in San Antonio. This piece details the results of the collaboration, and explains how RP2011 serves as a valuable resource for the study of design practices in the wind industry.

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