LARS LoAdReductionSystem

Development and testing of a load reduction system for wind turbines with 2-blade rotors


  • Development of an active load reduction device LARS at the hub for a 2-bladed wind turbine
  • Development of load reduction methods
  • Simulation of load reduction methods
  • Control Development  
  • Experimental testing


December 2012 bis September 2015

Project coordination:
SkyWind GmbH

funded by german BMWi
with ...



Project partners

SkyWind GmbH, Rendsburg/Büdelsdorf
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Braunschweig
Institut für Aerodynamik und Gasdynamik (IAG), Stuttgart

Content at SWE

  • Selection of appropriate aerodynamic models
  • Simulation of LARS, analysis and evaluation of system behavior
  • Validation with measurement data

Further information about the group

Contact at SWE

This image shows Po Wen Cheng

Po Wen Cheng

Prof. Dr.

Head of Wind Energy

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