Demystifying Complex Terrain at WESC 2021

Dr. Andrew Clifton, the WindForS coordinator will again be running a session on wind energy in complex at the 2021 Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC 2021) on May 26. Called…

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Electrical Machines and Propulsion Concepts

Electrical Machines and Propulsion Concepts Magnetic vectorpotential of a transversal flux machine. Image: IEW. The generator of a wind turbine converts the mechanical energy at the shaft into electrical energy…

Power Electronics

Power Electronics Power electronics are solid-state electronics used in power systems. They are an essential part of the wind energy system, helping to provide active power control. Power electronics even offer…

Electromagnetic Compatability

Electromagnetic Compatability For many years the field of "Electromagnetic Compatibility" has been one of the most important activities at IEH. In the beginning of this work we started with the…

Smart power grids

Smart Power Grids In this research area new methods, concepts and procedures are developed for the analysis, operation and design of the future decentralized power system with large shares of…

High-voltage engineering

High-voltage Engineering At the Institute of Power Transmission and High Voltage Technology (IEH) we develop and improve measurement techniques for the measurement of high amplitude impulse voltages and transient electromagnetic…

Service life management

Service life management The operational lifetime of wind turbines is limited through fatigue. Without effective fatigue monitoring and prediction, turbines must be operated conservatively and might be retired from service…

Load monitoring

Load and motion monitoring Wind and waves develop enormous forces on offshore wind turbines. The accumulated fatigue loads on the turbine as a whole are not recorded. However, a continuous…

Controls

Controls An important design goal for large wind turbines is to reduce fatigue and extreme loads on the support structure and blades through control actions.This is a challenging task, because…

Lifetime management

Lifetime Management The MPA University of Stuttgart offers expertise inDesign above fatigue and fracture mechanical assuranceCalculations over the entire life cycleEvaluation of life cycle usageAlong with a large amount of…

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