Resonant vibration control of wind turbine blades

Martin Nymann Svendsen (Invited author), Steen Krenk (Invited author), Jan Becker Høgsberg (Invited author)

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The paper deals with introduction of damping to specific vibration modes of wind turbine blades, using a resonant controller with acceleration feedback. The wind turbine blade is represented by three-dimensional, two-node finite elements in a local, rotating frame of reference. The element formulation accounts for arbitrary mass density distributions, general elastic crosssection properties and geometric stiffness effects due to internal stresses. A compact, linear formulation for aerodynamic forces with associated stiffness and damping terms is established and added to the structural model. The efficiency of the resonant controller is demonstrated for a representative turbine blade exposed to turbulent wind loading. It is found that the present explicit tuning procedure yields close to optimal tuning, with very limited modal spill-over and effective reduction of the vibration amplitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTORQUE 2010 : The Science of Making Torque from Wind
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventTorque 2010 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 28 Jun 201030 Jun 2010


ConferenceTorque 2010


  • Resonant control
  • Rotating beam elements
  • Aeroelastic beam elements
  • Edgewise damping

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Svendsen, M. N., Krenk, S., & Høgsberg, J. B. (2010). Resonant vibration control of wind turbine blades. In TORQUE 2010: The Science of Making Torque from Wind (pp. 543-553)