Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 675–684, 2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 675–684, 2020

Research article 28 May 2020

Research article | 28 May 2020

A novel rotor blade fatigue test setup with elliptical biaxial resonant excitation

David Melcher et al.


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AR by David Melcher on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2020) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2020) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
Short summary
When a new rotor blade is designed, a prototype needs to be qualified by testing in two separate directions before it can be used in the field. These tests are time-consuming and expensive. Combining these two tests into one by applying loads in two directions simultaneously is a possible method to reduce time and costs. This paper presents a new computational method, which is capable of designing these complex tests and shows exemplarily that the combined test is faster than traditional tests.