Measurements on the Thunder TH-6R actuator

T. Buhl, Mac Gaunaa, Christian Bak, P. Hansen, K. Clemmensen

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    This report is a collection of the measurements carried out on the TH-6R actuator from Face International Co. The work is a part of the ADAPWING project, which aims at developing a method to alleviate some of the fluctuating response of a wind turbine byusing adaptive trailing edge geometry. The ultimate goal of the project is to make a prototype and test this in a wind tunnel. First step is to clarify whether the actuator can be use for this purpose. The report will include: static and dynamic test ofthe actuator, test in different ranges of its operational range and comparison of two actuators. One of the important fact that is discovered is that the actuator response has a clear hysteresis loop. This fact must be taken into account when using theactuator as trailing edge geometry on the wind turbine wing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)87-550-3480-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


    • Risø-R-1537
    • Risø-R-1537(EN)

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