Blade Testing Trends: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Michael Desmond

Research output: NRELPresentation


As an invited guest speaker, Michael Desmond presented on NREL's NWTC structural testing methods and capabilities at the 2014 Sandia Blade Workshop held on August 26-28, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Although dynamometer and field testing capabilities were mentioned, the presentation focused primarily on wind turbine blade testing, including descriptions and capabilities for accredited certification testing, historical methodology and technology deployment, and current research and development activities.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2014 Sandia Blade Workshop on August 27, 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5000-62660


  • biaxial testing
  • blade testing
  • National Wind Technology Center
  • NREL
  • NWTC
  • trends


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