Objective criteria for vibration and sound emissions of onshore wind turbines


The research network TremAc was initiated by the southern German research cluster WindForS. In this case, a single modeling chain is intended to calculate the calculation models for all vibrating plant components and the environment, ie rotating rotor blades, drivetrain, gondola suspension and tower structure, base and subsoil with various topographical forms as well as air to nearby residential buildings and workplaces. The developed computational models are to be validated with measurements of sound emissions and immissions as well as seismic waves in the soil of a single wind turbine and in a wind farm. At the same time, residents are to be interviewed with the help of environmental medical and psychological questionnaires, and subjective complaints are to be correlated with objective measurements in buildings.

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February 2016 to July 2019

Project coordination:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , Institute of Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics (IBF)

funded by the german BMWi
with 1,85 Mio€

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Development, testing and validation of methods for the measurement of infrasound on wind turbines, as well as the implementation of airborne sound measurements in the infrasonic range

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Aeroelastic overall model of the wind turbine to capture the dynamics of the tower, foundation and nacelle. Validation of the model with measurements.

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