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Thursday, 29 September 2016
09:00 - 10:30 Loads and fatigue
Turbine technology  
Onshore      Offshore    

Room: Hall G2

In this session, participants will hear about the latest developments in wind turbine loading and system behaviour. Presentations will cover a variety of topics - from modelling approaches to turbine control. The research work presented brings new approaches which will help the industry increase the reliability of turbines and reduce installation costs, especially offshore. Presented results will rely on real-world measurements and operational data.

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Learning objectives

  •      Understand how to realise dynamic model validation;
  •      Get into an approach to describe wind-wave-correlation for simplified but still accurate loads simulation;
  •      Learn about the effect of tuned mass damper on offshore wind turbine (OWT) tower loads;
  •      Learn about load reduction by means of individual pitch control based on simulation results and measurements.
Michael Muskulus, Associate Professor and Head of the Offshore Wind Turbine Technology Group, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Fabian Vorpahl, Leading Expert Offshore Engineering Tower & Substructure, Senvion, Germany


Rasoul Shirzadeh ForWind, Germany
Rasoul Shirzadeh (1) F Martin Kuehn (1)
(1) ForWind-Center for Wind Energy Research, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Presenter's biography

Biographies are supplied directly by presenters at WindEurope Summit 2016 and are published here unedited

Dr. Rasoul Shirzadeh has received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The title of his Ph.D. thesis is "Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of a Monopile Offshore Wind Turbine Focused on Damping and New Monitoring Strategies". He joined the ForWind-Center for Wind Energy Research in February 2016 where he is a scientific researcher in the INNWIND.EU project. He is mainly interested in the field of offshore wind turbine modeling, structural dynamics, load mitigation and load calculation.


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