Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1411–1423, 2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1411–1423, 2020

Research article 28 Oct 2020

Research article | 28 Oct 2020

Full-scale deformation measurements of a wind turbine rotor in comparison with aeroelastic simulations

Stephanie Lehnhoff et al.

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The application of an optical measurement method for the determination of rotor blade deformation and torsion based on digital image correlation (DIC) is presented. Measurement results are validated by comparison with comparative measurement data. Finally, aeroelastic simulation results are compared to DIC results. It is shown that the measured deformation is in very good agreement with the simulations, and therefore DIC has great potential for the experimental validation of aeroelastic codes.