Towards an Industrial Manufactured Morphing Trailing Edge Flap System for Wind Turbines

Helge Aagaard Madsen , Tom Løgstrup Andersen, Leonardo Bergami, Johnny Egtved Jørgensen, Anna Candela Garolera, Joachim Holbøll, T. Schettler, P. Michels, M. Schoebel, M. Heisterberg, M.B. Christensen

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Several numerical studies in the past 10 years have shown big potentials for load reduction on MW turbines using distributed control for alleviation of the fluctuating loads along the blade span. However, the requirements by the wind turbine industry of robust actuator solutions where the strongest specifications mean no metal and electrical parts in the blades have so far limited the use of the smart blade technology on wind turbines.
In the 3½ year project INDUFLAP (2011-2024), funded by the Danish Energy Agency through the EUDP programme, a flap system developed at DTU and tested on a laboratory level, is transferred into an industrial manufacturing process and tested on a novel rotating test rig. The industrial partners are Rehau, Hydratech Industries and Dansk Gummi Industri.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2014 - Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 201413 Mar 2014


ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2014
LocationFira de Barcelona Gran Via
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