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Research

The development of methods for the numerical simulation and analysis of the structural components of wind turbine rotor blades is our key competence. There are numerous open questions that need to be solved: How do we have to design a rotor blade, so that the turbine can work efficiently? How can we exploit the structural and material reserves in future generation multi-MW wind turbines in the best possible way? How can we reduce the mechanical loads acting on the wind turbine components in a smart way? We strive to answer these questions. For this purpose we utilize the most modern high-fidelity simulation technologies.

The close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems enables us to benefit from a unique testing infrastructure covering all scales from the coupon level to the blade level. Through the support of the experimental research carried out at Fraunhofer, we are able to validate our methods and routines, to further refine them and to further optimize future generation wind turbines.

 

 

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Balzani C, Noever Castelos P, Wentingmann M (2018): Finite element analysis and failure prediction of adhesive joints in wind turbine rotor blades, 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM6) / 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD7), June 11-15, 2018, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain, accepted for oral presentation

Wentingmann M, Noever Castelos P, Balzani C (2018): An adaptive algorithm to accelerate the critical plane identification for multiaxial fatigue criteria, 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM6) / 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD7), June 11-15, 2018, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain, accepted for oral presentation