Comparison of Some Wind Turbine Blade Tests in Various Configurations

Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


As part of the SEM Dynamic Substructuring Subgroup, several different dynamic modeling scenarios are to be studied in an attempt to identify an overall substructuring modeling strategy that can be used. A wind turbine system was chosen as a test bed to deploy some of those techniques. Two separate wind turbines with a total of six blades are available for this study.

Modal tests were performed with the six turbine blades in a free–free, built-in and mass loaded configuration to develop modal data bases for comparison of the blades. Each of the six blades were tested and compared to each other to identify the similarity and differences in the blades. The results of that study are presented in this paper.


Wind Turbine Turbine Blade Substructuring Modeling Inconsistent Behavior Wind Turbine System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems LaboratoryUniversity of Massachusetts LowellLowellUSA

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