Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Research article
26 May 2020
Research article |  | 26 May 2020

Development and feasibility study of segment blade test methodology

Kwangtae Ha, Moritz Bätge, David Melcher, and Steffen Czichon


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AR by Kwangtae Ha on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Feb 2020) by Michael Muskulus
AR by Kwangtae Ha on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (10 Mar 2020) by Michael Muskulus
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2020) by Jakob Mann (Chief editor)
AR by Kwangtae Ha on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper outlines a novel segment test methodology for wind turbine rotor blades. It mainly aims at improving the efficiency of the fatigue test as a future test method at Fraunhofer IWES. The numerical simulation reveals that this method has a significant time savings of up to 43 % and 52 % for 60 and 90 m blades, while improving test quality within an acceptable range of overload. This test methodology could be a technical solution for future offshore rotor blades longer than 100 m.
Final-revised paper