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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
11:15 - 12:45 Advanced rotor technologies
Hardware Technology  

Room: Tramuntana
Session description

The Rotor is the key item for development of wind turbines. This includes e.g. power curve / production, turbine loads, safety and noise. In this session three developers / manufactures will contribute their know-how on research, development and validation of the new developments, i.e. CFD and measurements. The session will be completed by an outlook for the future trends within the Rotor technologies.

Learning objectives

  • State-of-the-art rotor technologies
  • Outlook for future rotor technologies
Lead Session Chair:
Ole Kjær, DNV GL Renewables Certification, Denmark
Flemming Rasmussen
DTU Wind, , Denmark

Presenter's biography

Biographies are supplied directly by presenters at EWEA 2014 and are published here unedited

Flemming Rasmussen (M. Sc. in fluid mechanics from Technical Univ. of Denmark) is head of the Aeroelastic Design Section at DTU Wind Energy department, focusing on the research, development and application related to aero-servoelasticity, CFD and software design tools for blades, wind turbines and wind farms, of existing as well as new concepts. FR has been employed at DTU since 1977, and has been involved in nearly all aspects of wind energy research and development.


Wind turbines and rotors are based on a unique combination of technologies, and are gradually becoming increasingly sophisticated. In technical terms there are no limits to how far they can be improved, however, the amount and diversity of research and innovation carried out will determine how far wind turbine technology will develop. The presentation will give a status and a survey of the challenges and perspectives for development of new radical rotor technologies.