The only world-wide full-scope supplier of blade test facility

What do you need for your rotor blade test facilities?

Rotor blades are subjected to both aerodynamic loads and inertial loads, which cause them to bend and twist in different directions. As blade design continues to increase in dimension and proportion, the requirements of your test equipment increase as well.

International standards

The testing solutions from R&D Test Systems enable you to verify your rotor blades according to the international standard IEC 61400-23.

Being the only full-scope supplier of blade test facilities, R&D Test Systems has a unique experience within test systems for the wind industry.

We have developed a Full-scale multi-axis fatigue blade test system for Blaest. "The dual-axis exciter shows good performance and the excitation method provides many opportunities, still being user-friendly. Being able to shorten the test time will be a significant improvement for our customers", says Søren Kjær Nielsen, Chief Engineer at Blaest.

Dual Axis Exciter

Unique experience and system insight

R&D Test Systems has unique experience and system insight within demanding test systems for the wind industry.

Our long track record enables us to help you select the most suitable type of test for your rotor blade; from a standard test system to a tailor-made turnkey facility.

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FOUNDATION

We are well-versed and highly experienced in the development of foundations for heavy-duty test systems. We are able to develop and deliver customised foundation designs which fit the requirements of the test site.

DUAL AXIS EXCITER

The Dual Axis Electrical Blade Exciter for full-scale multi-axis fatigue blade testing.

The setup consists of an electrical ground-based exciter that applies flap and edgewise loads simultaneously. This setup ensures not only that the test system applies test loads equivalent to the loads experience under operation on the turbine but also reduces the overall duration for testing of the blades.

The test system can be developed and delivered as a standard setup or customised to fit your requirements.

FLAP AND EDGE EXCITER

The fatigue test setup for accelerated lifetime testing consists of the Single Axis Flap Exciter and/or the Single Axis Edge Exciter. Both the Single Axis Flap Exciter and the Single Axis Edge Exciter can be delivered as a rotating mass exciter
and/or a ground-based exciter.

The Single Axis Flap Exciter and the Single Axis Edge Exciter can be developed and delivered as a standard setup or customised to fit your requirements.

CONTROL AND HMI

An advanced control system is included in our standard test equipment, which is widely used by our customers worldwide.

We are able to integrate either a standard control system in the test equipment or develop a customised control system according to your requirements.

DATA ACQUISITION

R&D Test Systems offers a data acquisition system for collection of data from your blade testing.

FLAP AND EDGE EXCITER

The fatigue test setup for accelerated lifetime testing consists of the Single Axis Flap Exciter and/or the Single Axis Edge Exciter.
Both the Single Axis Flap Exciter and the Single Axis Edge Exciter can be delivered as a rotating mass exciter and/or a ground-based exciter.

The Single Axis Flap Exciter and the Single Axis Edge Exciter can be developed and delivered as a standard setup or customised to fit your requirements.

TEST FACILITY

Our deep knowledge of test operation enables us to design and deliver the test facility, which meets your testing requirements.

STATIC TEST SETUP

The static test equipment is designed to apply the needed extreme loads in all directions, i.e. towards the leading edge, trailing edge, suction side and pressure side in order to validate the blade design.

The static test system can be developed and delivered as a standard setup or customised to fit your requirements.

R&D Test Systems: Dual Axis Exciter

See the Dual Axis Exciter in action, performing in Flap mode, Edge mode, and Chaotic mode for fatigue blade testing.

How can we help you?

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