CWD
  • 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
    1MW-Prüfstand
  • Campus Melaten
    Campus Melaten

Aeroelastic analyses of large wind turbines

The time-varying wind loads on the rotor of a wind turbine (WT) can cause damages within the drive train. It shall be investigated to what extent active aerodynamic measures, such as flaps on the rotor, can reduce these loads. At the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS) of RWTH Aachen University aeroelastic simulation methods with numerical flow solvers (CFD) are beeing developed and can be adapted for this task. Aerodynamic Models of Reduced are derived which can be integrated at the CWD into the detailed multi-body simulation model of a wind turbine. Thus, the efficiency and the associated control strategy can be analysed.

 

 

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The project is carried out in cooperation with the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems