Model updating methodologies for multibody simulation models: application to a full-scale wind turbine model

  • Simone Manzato
  • Bart Peeters
  • Alessandro Toso
  • Herman Van der Auweraer
  • Richard Osgood
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


In the industrial environment, the request for accurate models able to predict the behavior of a structure in different operating conditions is continuously increasing. To analyze the dynamic performances of complex mechanisms, multibody models are widely used, in particular if control laws for these systems need to be defined and tested. Wind turbines represent a typical application in which multibody models are used for control laws development. In this paper, an Experimental Modal Analysis campaign on the CART-3 wind turbine is used as reference to update a tailored multibody model. Standard model updating techniques based on mode shapes and natural frequencies are adapted to be used in a professional CAE environment. The results obtained show a big influence of the correlation indices selected to drive the updating phase.


Wind Turbine Mode Shape Pareto Front Multiobjective Optimization Single Objective Optimization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Manzato
    • 1
  • Bart Peeters
    • 1
  • Alessandro Toso
    • 1
  • Herman Van der Auweraer
    • 1
  • Richard Osgood
    • 2
  1. 1.LMS InternationalLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryNational Wind Technology Center – MS 3911GoldenUSA

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