Moog Supplies System for Wind Turbine Blade Testing to Technical University of Denmark

29 Jun 2017

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), a motion control product, solution and services provider, is now the prime supplier of test equipment and services for the Technical University of Denmark’s Large-Scale Test Facility. 

The test facility at DTU’s Risø Campus is built for 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 of 45 meters, 25 meters and 15 meters in length, and the flexibility to also test other large structures. The Moog system is part of DTU’s plan to establish a unique research facility that will enable DTU to develop and provide advanced testing methods and research about the strength and fatigue behavior of large structures when exposed to representative complex loading.

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

“We chose Moog because its engineering and sales teams delivered the best technical solution within budget,” said Kim Branner, senior research scientist, PhD, Head of Structural Design & Testing Team for DTU Wind Energy. “This dedication has provided DTU with a strong foundation for long term collaboration with Moog”.  

DTU expects the new system to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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