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https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-591-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-591-2020
Research article
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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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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.
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