The offshore wind energy industry faces many challenges in the short to medium term if it is to meet the ambitions of the global community for sustainable energy supply in the future. Not least among these challenges is the issue of rotor blades. Innovative design for “smart” rotor blades with embedded sensors and actuation are being developed that will deliver an improved whole-life performance, and a structural health management based operational concept.
In this report, the work of two early stage researchers within the Initial Training Network MAREWINT is presented that support the innovative concept development for wind turbine blades. This covers models and experiments with damage measurement systems embedded within the composite material/structure and numerical methods investigating the effects of leading and trailing edge flaps on modifying the aerodynamic loads on the operating rotor.
|Publisher||DTU Wind Energy|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Series||DTU Wind Energy E|
Work Package report/deliverable for the MAREWINT project (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN, nr.309395)
- DTU Wind Energy E-0096
- DTU Wind Energy E-96