Finished projects 2021

HAPT - Highly Accelerated Pitch Bearing Test

In the HAPT research project researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems work to establish the foundations for the further development of blade bearings. It is also aimed that the project results will allow the use of individual pitch control systems for load reduction – a primary goal of the manufacturers.
BMWi, 01/2016 - 12/2021

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InGROW

The Fraunhofer IWES is developing a novel foundation structure for offshore wind turbines that expands existing monopile foundations to enable repowering without having to replace the foundations completely. 
BMWi, 03/2019 - 08/2021

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LastVal

Within the scope of the LastVal project, Fraunhofer IWES is developing a laboratory environment for validating complete mechanical systems by means of the defined overlaying of loads in a scaled range. The results are supposed to help wind turbine developers to optimize modeling and simulation processes.
BMWi, 06/2018 - 05/2021

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Malibu

Development of a simulation model for wind measurement campaigns employing a LiDAR buoy. The simulation makes it possible to quantify the buoy’s measurement uncertainties even prior to the measurement campaign.
BMWi / PtJ, 07/2017 – 04/2021

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MoBo

Development of a monitoring buoy for autonomous, large-scale measurement of environmental marine data for planning officers and the offshore economy. The buoy records the environmental parameters at sea with an extended range: up to a height of 200 meters and across the entire water column thanks to the use of a chain of sensors.
BMWi, 12/2016 - 05/2021

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MultiMonitor RB

This project aims to develop a comprehensive damage monitoring system for rotor blades and will utilize both acoustic and structural mechanical processes to pinpoint damage, detect damage to rotor blades at an early stage, and prevent system downtimes and yield losses.
BMBF, 03/2017 – 09/2021

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OptAnIce

Icing on wind turbines can cause severe loss of earnings. The partners of the project OptAn-Ice will improve the usage of anti-icing techniques on wind turbines blades for developers and operators. CFD simulations will be compared and validated with experimental testing results. Testing series with blade coatings will be conducted, and icing at a certain turbine type will be simulated.
BMWi, 01/2018 - 06/2021

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Wind Turbine Doctor

Within the scope of the Wind Turbine Doctor project, the project partners are employing stochastic methods to optimize the monitoring and maintenance of wind turbines. The aim is to develop an innovative monitoring tool for wind turbines based on existing sensor technology and data collection systems.
BMWi, 06/2018 - 11/2021

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