Investigation of the Validity of BEM for Simulation of Wind Turbines in Complex Load Cases, Comparison with Experiment and CFD
The Blade Element Momentum can provide sufficient good results in most general load cases. However, complex three dimensional flow phenomena which can occur during the operation of wind turbines cannot be captured by the basic BEM theory and have to be included by correction models for the specific phenomena. CFD methods can help to get a more complete picture of the aerodynamics even in complicated cases. Download the whitepaper for more information.
Lennart Kuehlmeier of SSP Technology presents on new advances in blade root technology, a case study across 2- 5 MW platform.
The sector is currently experiencing a trend toward larger rotors suitable for lower wind classes, which inevitably leads to an increase in the load on the blade-root connection. Download the presentation to find out what the requirements are for the root connection of the near future, and how to avoid the high price tag by putting the cost where it adds value.
Flemming Rasmussen, Head of Aerodynamic Design Section, Programme Manager Wind Turbine Technology, at the DTU Wind Energy, Denmark, presented at last year's conference "Advances on Rotor Blades" on "Exploring the perspectives in aeroelastic tailoring of blades". Read the full presentation to find out more.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Krimmer, Head of Material Department at Euros GmbH, presented at last year's event on design approaches for fatigue resistant blades that increase turbine value and reduce costs.
Dr. ir. Eelco Jansen, Head of the Section “Composites”, at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, presented at last year’s conference on how to improve rotor blade materials and their light-weight potential. In the presentation, experts from Fraunhofer IWES and DLR have also contributed.