A method for optimized testing of wind turbine blades under cyclic loading is experimentally demonstrated in this paper. The method uses continuous linear optimization to find the best combination of different uniaxial and multiaxial test blocks to achieve material-based damage targets across the blade and minimize test time. By applying the method on a real commercial wind turbine blade and comparing it with a standard fatigue test performed on a blade of the same type, the present work shows that improved fatigue tests can be obtained in terms of both accuracy and total test time.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- Fatigue testing
- Wind turbine blades