Laboratory for Control Systems for large Wind Turbines
A development platform for pitch control systems for rotor blades for large wind turbines is available in order to develop load-reducing control systems. The test stand permits realistic testing of three interacting, controlled pitch drives for individual blade pitch control. Near-real counter-moments are produced via real-time simulation of large wind turbines using synthesized inhomogeneous and turbulent wind fields. There is also a test stand for testing antagonistically controlled pitch drives which permits very low-load blade pitch control.