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Evaluation of Dual Axis Resonant Testing
of Wind Turbine Blades

Greaves, P; Dominy, R; Ingram, G; Court, R


P Greaves

R Dominy

R Court


A new method for the resonant fatigue testing of large wind turbine blades has been investigated. The method tests the blade in the flapwise and edgewise directions simultaneously, and it has been evaluated by comparing the Miner’s damage sum around the blade root after simulated testing and service life. Bending moments at the blade root were generated using wind turbine simulation software and the test loads were designed to cause the same amount of damage as the service life. The loads were converted to strain time histories using simple stress analysis techniques and then fatigue analysis was performed. The results show that dual axis resonant testing is an improvement over single axis testing.


of Wind Turbine Blades. In The European Academy of Wind Energy

Conference Name 6th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe.
Conference Location Trondheim, Norway
Publication Date 2010-09
Deposit Date Sep 30, 2010
Series Title 6th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe.
Edition 6
Book Title The European Academy of Wind Energy