Smart Tip

SmartTip

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We will design innovative rotor blade tips for wind turbines with the objectives to
increase Annual Energy Production by 8% without exceeding the load envelope, reduce
noise, reduce performance degradation, reduce costs and make turbines more adaptable
for site-specific conditions. The goal is ambitious, yet looking at all the diversity in
wing tip design in both aerospace and nature, it is obvious this area has a huge
potential for innovation. The tip region for wind turbines produces the most energy,
loads and noise. Yet, it has not received focused attention because the complex flow
conditions require sophisticated high-fidelity simulations. DTU wind energy will apply
high-fidelity surrogate based optimization, wind tunnel and mechanical testing to
develop multiple innovations. Siemens will field test the most promising concept. The
Siemens development pipeline for tip innovations will be primed. The new competencies
created will allow Siemens to improve turbines for years to come.
StatusCurrent
Period01/12/201730/11/2020
External project ID IFD Grand Solutions 7046-00023B
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