Online wind turbine measurement laboratory

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2006

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As part of the International Master of Science Program in Wind Energy at DTU, a complete interactive wind turbine measurement laboratory has been developed. A 500 kW stall regulated wind turbine has been instrumented with sensors for recording 1) turbine operational parameters, 2) meteorological conditions, 3) electrical quantities and 4) mechanical loads in terms of strain gauge signals. The data acquisition system has been designed and implemented by Risø together with students and teachers from DTU. It is based on LabVIEW© combined with a MySQL database for data management. The system enables online access for real-time recordings, which are used both for demonstration purposes, in individual [student] exercises and in scientific investigations. Long-term registration of wind turbine loads results in a unique database of noncommercial time series, which are available for practicing fatigue calculations and extreme loads estimation in basic wind turbine courses. Power quality analysis is carried out based on high speed sampled, three-phase voltage and current signals. The wide spectrum of sensors enables a detailed study of the correlation between meteorological, mechanical and electrical quantities. Measurements are acquired by a PC placed at the wind turbine site near Risø National Laboratory. The PC can be remotely controlled from DTU, which gives the students the opportunity to work on an operating wind turbine. Furthermore, measurements are published on WindData.com, which facilitates cooperation with other Universities.
Original languageEnglish
TitleEWEC2006 Athens, Scientific Proceedings : Megaron Conference Centre, Athens, Greece, 27 February - 2 March 2006
Place of publicationBrussels
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Publication date2006
StatePublished

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Conference2006 European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period27/02/0602/03/06
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