Development and Commissioning of a Small/Mid-Size Wind Turbine Test Facility: Preprint

Nathan Post, Daniel Valyou, Tyler Arsenault, Kerop Janoyan, Pier Marzocca, Chiara Grappasonni, Melissa Arras, Guiliano Coppotelli, Diego Cardenas, Hugo Elizalde, Oliver Probst

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This paper describes the development and commissioning tests of the new Clarkson University/Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology Blade Test Facility. The facility is a result of the collaboration between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Intertek, and is supported by national and international partners. This paper discusses important aspects associatedwith blade testing and includes results associated with modal, static, and fatigue testing performed on the Sandia National Laboratories' Blade Systems Design Studies blade. An overview of the test capabilities of the Blade Test Facility are also provided.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2015
EventAIAA SciTech 2015 - Kissimmee, Florida
Duration: 5 Jan 20149 Jan 2014


ConferenceAIAA SciTech 2015
CityKissimmee, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-63051


  • blade testing
  • Clarkson University
  • commissioning
  • fatigue tested
  • NREL
  • Wind Turbine Blade Test Facility


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