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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


Ricardo Faerron Guzmán Stuttgart Wind Energy, Germany
Faerron Guzmán Ricardo (1) F Cheng Po Wen (1)
(1) Stuttgart Wind Energy, Stuttgart, Germany

Presenter's biography

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

Ricardo Faerron Guzmán is an wind energy researcher at the Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) institute at the University of Stuttgart. His current research focuses around the OWEA Loads RAVE project were he works on the load analysis of the ADWEN 5MW wind turbine.
Before joining SWE, he completed his Masters of Science in renewable energy at the University of Oldenburg and a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto.
His current research interests are aero-elastic modeling of offshore wind turbine and the validation of these tools, as well as the expansion of design guidelines for fatigue and ultimate loading.


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