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

 

6.5.2019

Bearing Test Bench Now Fully Functional

Over the past months, the first blade bearings have been tested in Hamburg on the new BEAT 6.1 test bench using a highly simplified yet customary setup.

The installation of specially manufactured hybrid components means that, with immediate effect, dynamic loads can also be applied to the bearing, which, in turn, produces particularly realistic test conditions. 

 

What truly defines the “IWES spirit”

Describing the culture of an institute in words is no mean feat. It is often a matter of shared experiences, the development of extraordinary approaches, and a common understanding of the expected level of quality. 

Our work generates a practical added value and turns innovative ideas into reality. Find out more – from our employees themselves.

 

9.4.2019

How accurately can system test benches simulate field tests?

Two system test bench campaigns are part of the research project „CertBench“. They are carried out with the nacelle of a 3 MW wind turbine which is already certified. Therefore, the test bench results can be compared directly to electrical porperties determined during field measurements. The target of the project is to accelerate the certification process.

GE Renewable Energy to Test Cypress Onshore Wind Turbine Platform at IWES Lab in Germany

- Tests will validate the Cypress platform by subjecting the machine head to loading consistent with real world conditions

- Testing demonstrates GE's commitment to drive rigorous validation as turbines scale in size

- IWES Lab can validate prototypes up to 10 MW

read full press release on GE´s website, media section

Upcoming events

May 13-15, 2019, Hamburg/Germany: 
Wind Turbine Bearings

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June 17-20 2019, Cork, UK
Wind Energy Science Conference: mini symposium „Reliability of Wind Turbine Rotor Blades"

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June 27-28, 2019 Brussels/Belgium:
Wind Europe Technology Workshop: Resource Assessment 2019
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Product Development up to Prototype
Technology Development and Optimization
Assessment of Technologies and Studies
Evaluation in Test Centers

 


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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