Moog Picked For Testing Wind-Turbine Blades


The Industrial Group of Moog Inc., a motion-control product, solution, and services provider, has signed a contract with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to make Moog the prime supplier of test equipment and services for the university’s large-scale test facility.

The test facility at DTU’s Risø Campus will conduct static and dynamic tests of wind-turbine blades. The facility will have three test stands capable of delivering static deflection testing and dynamic (directly coupled and mass resonant excitation) testing of wind-turbine blades measuring 45 meters, 25 meters, and 15 meters long, and the flexibility to test other large structures.

The Moog system is an integral part of DTU’s plan to establish a unique research facility that meets the highest international standards and will enable DTU to develop and provide advanced testing methods and research about the strength and fatigue of large structures when exposed to complex loading.

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Moog will supply a test system including hydraulic actuation (i.e., winches, linear actuators, and mass resonant excitation units), closed-loop servo control, hydraulic power and distribution pipe work system, project management, design and modeling, installation, and commissioning services backed with long-term service and support.

“We chose Moog as our equipment provider because its engineering and sales teams were very diligent throughout the tender process to deliver the best technical solution within budget,” said Dr. Kim Branner, senior research scientist and head of the structural design and testing team for DTU Wind Energy.

Moog expects the system to be operating in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

Source: Moog

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