Fraunhofer IWES

Facility Specifications

  • Blade test: With two test rigs for rotor blades of up to 90 m in length with uniaxial and biaxial static cycling testing.
    Complete Blade Testing
  • Support Structure Test Centre (TTH) tests all types of support structures (towers and foundations) on a scale of 1:10 and larger.
    Test Center Support Structure
  • Offshore test locations: Wilhelmshaven, Sylt, Heligoland and the Weser estuary - materials and components testing under offshore conditions.
    Offshore test locations
  • Test Stand for Rotor Blade Coating
  • Climatised Rain Erosion Test Stand (with a rotating arm): evaluates the resistance of rotor blade coatings to rain erosion, with blade tip speeds of up to 550 km/h.
    Test Stand for Rotor Blade Coating
  • Climate chamber: simultaneously simulates the mechanical and environmental loads to which offshore wind turbines are subjected.
    Climate chamber
  • HALT/HASS testing: load testing for manufacturers of mechanical systems, components or electronic systems.
    HALT/HASS procedures

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