Modern wind turbine blades are being tested for certification purposes in accordance to the IEC-64100 standard. Part 23 of the norm details the requirements for the full scale structural testing of rotor blades. As a minimum, it requires measurement of the first and second flap wise and first edge wise natural frequencies. It lists damping and mode shapes as other blade properties which may be of interest and optionally measured. The paper presents the modal model parameters estimation based on the experimental modal analysis. In two tests performed, the input force has been introduced through impact hammer and two electrodynamic shakers excitation. Several first modes had been identified for both excitation methods, including first torsional mode of the investigated blade. Results of the modal tests can be used to (a) provide more detailed information about the structural dynamics characteristics of the blade and (b) improve the design by adjusting the dynamic properties of the blade to some desired condition.
|Book series||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||WindEurope 2018 Conference at the Global Wind Summit - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 25 Sep 2018 → 28 Sep 2018
|Conference||WindEurope 2018 Conference at the Global Wind Summit|
|Period||25/09/2018 → 28/09/2018|