skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: NRT Design Verification Test Plan.

Abstract

The National Rotor Testbed (NRT) design verification experiment is the first test of the new NRT blades retrofitted to the existing Vestas V27 hub and nacelle operated at the Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility. This document lays out a plan for pre-assembly, ground assembly, installation, commissioning, and flight testing the NRT rotor. Its performance will be quantified. Adjustments to torque constant and collective blade pitch will be made to ensure that the tip-speed-ratio and span-wise loading are as close to the NRT design as possible. This will ensure that the NRT creates a scaled wake of the GE 1.5sle turbine. Upon completion of this test, the NRT will be in an operational state, ready for future experiments. Page 3 of 30

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1489535
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-14254
671035
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kelley, Christopher Lee, and Naughton, Brian Thomas. NRT Design Verification Test Plan.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1489535.
Kelley, Christopher Lee, & Naughton, Brian Thomas. NRT Design Verification Test Plan.. United States. doi:10.2172/1489535.
Kelley, Christopher Lee, and Naughton, Brian Thomas. Sat . "NRT Design Verification Test Plan.". United States. doi:10.2172/1489535. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489535.
@article{osti_1489535,
title = {NRT Design Verification Test Plan.},
author = {Kelley, Christopher Lee and Naughton, Brian Thomas},
abstractNote = {The National Rotor Testbed (NRT) design verification experiment is the first test of the new NRT blades retrofitted to the existing Vestas V27 hub and nacelle operated at the Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility. This document lays out a plan for pre-assembly, ground assembly, installation, commissioning, and flight testing the NRT rotor. Its performance will be quantified. Adjustments to torque constant and collective blade pitch will be made to ensure that the tip-speed-ratio and span-wise loading are as close to the NRT design as possible. This will ensure that the NRT creates a scaled wake of the GE 1.5sle turbine. Upon completion of this test, the NRT will be in an operational state, ready for future experiments. Page 3 of 30},
doi = {10.2172/1489535},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}