development of passive mechanical blade pitch angle control system
• Development of analytical model for design optimization
• Loads and performance simulations using FAST aeroelastic code
• 3D CAD drawingss, FEA analysis and 2D production drawings
• Integrated pitch angle sensor
• Prototype assembly
• Field validation on test turbine
10KW wind turbine CERTIFICATION TO CLASSNK (JAPAN)
• Simple load model calculations to ClassNK standards (passes also IEC 61400-2 / AWEA 9.1)
• Component stress analysis (analytical & FEA)
• Power curve & AEP calculations
• Certification documentation
• Cooperation with certification authorities (Intertek)
POWER CURVE VALIDATION & OPTIMIZATION
• Experience with MW and kW scale turbines
• In depth performance analyses considering blade soiling, turbulence, shear, veer, shadowing
• Controller tuning for optimum production
blade and upgrade kit design
• Design of blade add-ons for power curve upgrades of MW scale turbines (trailing edge flaps, vortex generators, gurney flaps, winglets)
• Selection of appropriate airfoils for new blade design
• Blade outer geometry design for optimal aerodynamics using PROPID code
WIND TUNNEL TESTING
• 2D airfoil tests at TU Delft and Deutsche WindGuard wind tunnels
• Full rotor testing at UW Large Scale Wind facility
DEVELOPMENT OF ACTIVE FLAP FOR WIND TURBINE
• Simulation of active flap operating on 4MW turbine using HAWC2 code
• Analysis of field tests of active flap on outdoor test rig
20kW wind turbine design
• Conceptual design support
• Load calculations with SLM according to IEC 61400-2
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Drew Gertz, MASc.
• Founded Northwind Engineering OÜ in 2017
• Specialist in wind turbine loads and performance
• 5+ years R&D experience in Danish wind industry
Michael Shives, PhD.
• Specialist in fluid dynamics of turbines
• Industry experience in high level simulation and analysis methods (CFD)
Giorgio Demurtas, PhD.
Specialist in wind turbine
electrical, design, controls and measurements.
Our years of experience in industry and academia have resulted in an excellent network of contacts and advisors that we leverage strategically to enhance our capabilities.
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