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Smart Rotors for Cost Efficient Wind Turbines

Teßmer, Jan and Montano Rejas, Zhuzhell (2017) Smart Rotors for Cost Efficient Wind Turbines. In: Energie: Herausforderungen der Energiewende, pp. 98-109. Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Frühjahrstagung des Arbeitskreises Energie, 27.-29. Mär. 2017, Münster, Deutschland. ISBN 978-3-9818197-2-4

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Abstract

By the end of 2015, wind turbine power plants with a total output of 430 GW were installed worldwide, more than 43 GW in Germany accounting for roughly 14% of its national gross electricity generation. Essential advantages of wind energy are low electricity generation costs, global applicability and good controllability (especially concerning system services). One of the most important objectives of research and development is further cost reduction. Further developments in plant engineering are necessary for this. Weight reduction and a longer life, achieved through new construction methods and the use of new materials, and taking into account the system parameters regarding elasticity and structural dynamics, are essential drivers in cost reduction. This contribution explores the research into innovative rotor blade technologies within the scope of current research projects in the framework of the above topics. New methods covering areas from the design process to automated production, the behavior of new components in the overall wind turbine system and the impact on acceptance criteria (such as noise) must be verified and validated before they can be used in industrial operation. For this, the construction of a research platform (DFWind), funded by the German federal ministry BMWi and the state of Lower Saxony, is going to provide an infrastructure in the coming years. This infrastructure shall allow the testing and qualification of new technologies and methods as well as the phenomenological investigation of two wind turbines –consecutively placed in the main wind direction – and their surroundings.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115399/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Aknowledgments: The project SmartBlades (grant 0325601A) was, and the projects SmartBlades2 (grant 0324032A), BELARWEA (grant 0325726) and DFWIND (grant 0325936A) are funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy based on a decision of the German Bundestag. The project ProWind is funded by the state of Lower Saxony.
Title:Smart Rotors for Cost Efficient Wind Turbines
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Teßmer, JanJan.Tessmer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2623-4545
Montano Rejas, ZhuzhellZhuzhell.MontanoRejas (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3529-7532
Date:August 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Energie: Herausforderungen der Energiewende
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 98-109
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Bruhns, Hardoake@bruhns.info
Publisher:Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Series Name:Tagungsband zu Frühjahrstagung Münster 2017
ISBN:978-3-9818197-2-4
Status:Published
Keywords:Smart Rotors Blades Wind Turbines
Event Title:Frühjahrstagung des Arbeitskreises Energie
Event Location:Münster, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:27.-29. Mär. 2017
Organizer:Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Wind Energy
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Wind Energy
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Adaptronics
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems
Deposited By: Montano Rejas, Zhuzhell
Deposited On:23 Nov 2017 14:40
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:12

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