Torsional Stiffening of Wind Turbine Blades
After 3 years of dedicated work the EUDP LEX project has come to an end.
The EUDP LEX project has been a successful cooperation between 16 partners across the whole value chain. Throughout the project, the technical focus has been on cross sectional shear distortion and the Bladena technology X-Stiffener™, with the intention to reduce blade damages and drive down the Levelized Cost of Energy.
As other EUDP projects the work has been done through several workshops and individual studies and test, keeping both the theoretical and practical topics at a high industry and research level.
The X-Stiffener™ is the main product developed and demonstrated in test during the project, but also the ongoing work with the Guide2Defect database materialized in an independent company now offering blade statistics on a commercial basis (www.guide2defect.com). In order to be able to set standardized minimum requirements for blade inspections and repair, a set of instructions and report templates called NGIR were developed in close cooperation with the wind turbine owners in the project.
The Final LEX Meeting was held in September 2016 at DTU Lyngby, where project participants presented the results of the work successfully done the last 3 years.