Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems

Validation of Wind Energy Systems

The institute offers turbine manufacturers, suppliers, wind farm operators and power authorities industry relevant research services and target-oriented collaboration concerning the complete spectrum of technical wind energy utilization issues.

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Research turbine AD 8-180

Comparison of field survey results with the data obtained on the large-scale test rigs will significantly expand the opportunities for further optimization of measuring and testing methods as well as risk mitigation for new turbine designs.

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NEWS

 

10.12.2018

SmartBlades2: Field measurement campaign in Colorado begins

Three 20 meter long rotor blades that were developed within the context of the SmartBlades2 project will be assessed under natural weather and wind conditions in Boulder, Colorado (USA), over the next four months. The measuring campaign with the SmartBlades2 research project aims to clarify how well the rotor blades with bend-twist coupling are able to effectively dampen peak loads during strongly variable wind speeds.

 

 

7.11.2018

RELIABLADE: Increased Reliability of Rotorblades

Researchers from DTU and Fraunhofer IWES will - together with further partners - develop a design for a 40 meter blade with intentionally inserted errors, manufacture it and test it, in order to improve the understanding of a blade´s structural behavior and validate damage models. The vision is a digital twin of every blade manufactured that would allow a permanent condition monitoring for the entire life cycle.

 

28.6.2018

New project:
ReaLCOE

 

The project aims at unleash the full potential of offshore wind energy to be in direct competition with conventional energy sources worldwide. Over the course of the project, a technology platform for the first prototype of a double-digit rated capacity turbine will be developed, installed, operated and tested a realistic environment.

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Latest Publications


Science Daily

3/2018: Intelligent rotor blade optimizes wind energy utilization
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OffshoreWIND.biz

4/2018: Fraunhofer IWES to Test Soil in German Offshore Wind Zones
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bine info

14/2017: Rain can damage rotor blades
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Accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 for determination of physical properties of fiber enhanced synthetic materials and fiber composite materials using mechanic-technological and thermal testing and testing of mechanical loads on wind turbines

 

 

 

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