• Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Center for Wind power drives
    Center for Wind power drives
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
    Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
  • 4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
    4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
  • 1MW-Prüfstand
  • Campus Melaten
    Campus Melaten


  • PRONOWIS – WEC research at CWD

    We are proud to announce that once again a project developed within our biannual CWD-Workshop started with a kick-off event on the 3rd of November. PRONOWIS, a project for holistic wind turbine generator optimization by utilizing...[more]

  • Wind Turbine System Test Benches Create Transatlantic Connection

    Dr. Andrei Mander of the Energy Innovation Center of the Clemson University in the USA has taken advantage of his visit to Germany to share experiences in the handling of wind turbine system test benches. Just like the CWD, the...[more]

  • 6th CWD Workshop

    The large number of attendees at the 6th CWD workshop, which once again sold out, underlines how well this biannual gathering has already established itself in the sector. A good 50 experts from academia and business got together...[more]

  • Torque 2016

    The Center for Wind Power Drives was represented at this year’s TORQUE – the world’s largest wind conference 2016 – with seven contributions. Presentations and posters on the themes of drive trains, testing, aerodynamics and...[more]

  • CWD 2017

    Zahlreich eingegangene Abstracts versprechen viele interessante Beiträge auf der nächsten Conference for Wind Power Drives (CWD 2017), die am 7. und 8. März 2017 in Aachen stattfinden wird. Insbesondere sind wir gespannt auf...[more]

  • Plabed – Planetary Bearing Design

    As part of the Plabed project, which began in June, existing calculation models for mapping the load on planetary gear bearings will be improved and the loads on a test bench reproduced. The knowledge gained with regard to...[more]

  • 2nd CWD-Newsletter

    The last few weeks have been marked by the close cooperation of various disciplines along wind turbine drive trains at the CWD. Their efforts have paid off: the completion of the assembly of our flagship FVA nacelle project means...[more]

  • IEA Wind Task 35

    The CWD dedicated 6 and 7 June entirely to the IEA Wind Task 35. This workshop was visited by Professors Shuju Hu, Yangfeng Meng and Ya Deng from the Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing. Part of the task involved investigating...[more]

  • FVA Nacelle - Start of the test procedure

    This week the test procedure of the FVA-Nacelle has started. Within the next weeks over 200 sensors will be applied to the Nacelle. The hardwae in the loop operation will start soon. Thanks to all employees who have made it...[more]

  • Toleranzfeldbasierte Auslegung der Verzahnungen des Getriebes in der FVA-Gondel

    Die Verzahnungen im Getriebe der FVA-Gondel des CWD wurden mithilfe einer am Werkzeugmaschinenlabor (WZL) entwickelten toleranzfeldbasierten Auslegungs- strategie für Zahnräder konzipiert. In einem solchen Prozess werden zunächst...[more]

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