Research sized wind turbine blade modal tests: comparison of the impact excitation with shaker excitation: Paper

M. M. Luczak*, B. Peeters, S. Manzato, E. Di Lorenzo, Kasper Reck-Nielsen, Peter Berring, Philipp Ulrich Haselbach, Kim Branner

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventWindEurope 2018 Conference at the Global Wind Summit - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018


ConferenceWindEurope 2018 Conference at the Global Wind Summit
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