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Wind Turbine Testing Services

We can perform a wide portfolio of industry standard structural testing services of Wind Turbine Blade and other wind turbine components. We can accommodate blades lengths up to 15 meters. Among our services: 

  • IEC 61400-23 certification testing
  • Rotor blade design validation
  • Manufacturing quality verification
  • Structural validation of repairs and design changes
  • Rotor blade and hub integration and their coupling testing
  • Structural integrity static/dynamic uniaxial/combined loads

 Additional wind structures services:

  • Testing of nacelles and towers
  • Testing advanced blade sensing and actuators 
  • Testing of material/structural coupons
  • NDT methods to test  rotor blade construction conformity
  • Testing advanced pitch and stall control algorithms

Applicable Testing Standards

International Electrotechnical Commission

  • 61400-2 "Design requirements for small wind turbines"
  • 61400-23 "Full-scale structural testing of rotor blades"

American Wind Energy Association

  • AWEA 9.1 "AWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard"

Germanischer Lloyd

  • "Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines"

Additional Services

CECET BTF Materials Development Facility

  • Assist companies with materials selection for wind turbine rotor blades
  • Experimental studies on material behavior in CAMP facilities
  • Determination of the aging properties of materials in CAMP facilities
  • Life assessment and strength of materials under extreme environmental conditions

CECET BTF Material Testing Facility

  • Static loads and cyclic loads testing, ASTM standard testing
  • Metal, fiber composite and other materials testing
  • Modeling and simulation capabilities of material
  • Evaluation of material response and degradation due to environmental conditions

Workforce and Training Development Courses

  • The BTF supports industry participation & continuing education through Distance Learning and Workforce Development Program.

Test Instrumentation – state of the art electro-mechanical and hydraulic actuators, measurement and analysis equipment

MTS Test System –  Advanced hydraulic actuators and structural test controller

  • 16 Channel FlexTest Controller – controls up to 8 actuators simultaneously
    • 8 Valve Drivers
    • 8 Digital Universal Conditioners
    • 16 Channels A/D
  • 8 Hydraulic Actuators w/ Load Cell – ability to apply static and dynamic bending moments in 2 planes along entire blade
    • 3 Dynamic Actuators
    • 5 Static Actuators
    • 3 Service manifolds
  • 128 Channel FlexDAC System

LMS Test System – Advanced acquisition system designed to measure structures resonance frequency, damping and mode shapes, a state-of-the-art modal testing solution   

  • 48 Channels Accel/Bridge
  • 8 Channel Voltage/ICP Input
  • Test Lab Advanced Software, a complete engineering solution to efficiently visualize, analyze, report, and share, a gateway to advanced post-processing
    • Impact Testing
    • Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) FRF Testing
The BTF is designed to make testing more convenient and efficient, MTS Test equipment and LMS Test.Lab are industry standard solution used to increase the test productivity while maintaining the utmost quality and ultimately achieving a higher return on investment.