Systematic validation of system test benches based on the type test of wind turbines

Diagram test bench wind turbine Copyright: IEM

The objective of the joint venture CertBench is the system validation of the system test bench at the Center for Wind Power Drives, CWD for short, based on the type test of wind energy plants. The research project studies current guidelines for the certification of wind turbines in grid operation by emulating the required system tests by means of the FVA gondola test setup. Necessary depths of detail in the modeling of the components, for example the generator, are derived in the first step for validating the Hardware in the Loop - simulation. In the second step, the test results and the field measurements, which are carried out in the test procedure, are compared with each other to show a fast and cost-effective alternative for certification purposes.