CWD - Center for Wind Power Drives

 

Topic

Wind power drives in the multi megawatt field, electro-mechanical drivetrain technology in wind power plants, on shore wind power plants

Research Goals

Further development of drivetrain technology in wind power plants, better system understanding of multi-physical problems, increasing availability, reducing electricity production costs from wind

Professorships Involved

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Faculty 4

Chair for Wind Power Drives (CWD)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs
CWD

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher
WZL

Institute of Aerodynamics (AIA)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schröder
AIA

Chair and Institute of Control Engineering (IRT)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
IRT

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Faculty 6

Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (E.ON ERC)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Dr. h. c. Rik W. De Doncker
E.ON ERC

Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Kay Hameyer
IEM

Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonello Monti Ph.D.
ACS

Associated Institutes

Institute for Industrial Management (FIR)
Executive Director: apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Stich
FIR

Existing Infrastructure

  • Center building (construction completed end of October 2014)
  • 4MW system test rig
  • 1MW system test rig
  • Back-to-Back test rig

Projects

  • Test rig development
  • Certification
  • Condition monitoring systems
  • Alternative drive traing conceptse
  • Rapid Wind: quickly rotating generators
  • Trailing edge flaps
  • Pitch systems IPC versus CPC
  • Acoustics main gearbox
  • IEA-Task 35: Full Size Ground Testing of nacelles and rotor blades

Workshops / Conferences

  • Conference for Wind Power Drives CWD on March 7 and 8, 2017
  • Workshop with involvement from the industry on new research topics focus on mechanical components take place every sixmonths

Contact

Executive Director:

Website

Center for Wind Power Drives (CWD)