• SiWEC FloaterBreit

SiWEC upgraded to include floating wind turbines

January 2020

Our in-house software SIWEC has been ugraded to simulate floating wind turbines including wave interactions. This upgrade has already been sucessfully utilized in a current project.

A tension leg platform is currently implemented. This is modeled as a rigid body with six degrees of freedom so that there is no loss of simulation speed. Connection to the FE model of the platform takes place with help […]

  • SiWEC VAWT

Simulation tool SiWEC upgraded to vertical axis wind turbines

December 2019

Simulation tool SiWEC upgraded to vertical axis wind turbines. Our in-house software SiWEC  has been upgraded to establish an efficient simulation of vertical axis wind turbines  (VAWT).

A key challange for a VAWT load calculation is the underlying aero-elastic model. SiWEC currently includes a model with double induction for front and rear passage of the rotor. The results achieved are plausible and should be […]

  • Gruppenfoto_en_optimiert

Joint R&D Project ConUp launched

October 2019

On October 28, the Kick-Off meeting took place at the University of Oldenburg / ForWind. In this Joint R&D Project ConUp supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy a protective method that is independent of a specific manufacturer will be developed to allow for safe re-parametrization and retrofitting of wind turbines. Windrad Engineering will focus on developing an advanced protection system of a wind turbine to secure site-specific optimization for […]

  • Windkanalexperiment_en

Wind tunnel experiment for a new blade design sucessfully completed

July 2019

Under guidance of the chair of wind energy technology a wind tunnel test to investigate aerodynamic response of the novel blade design invented by Windrad Engineering designers has successfully been completed in the wind tunnel of the University of Rostock. Part of the work was carried out as an internship by the student Fatma Jelili of the Southern Mediterranean University in Tunis. Ms. Jelili is the first intern from Tunisia to do […]

  • WindEnergy2018

Windrad und LWET auf der WindEnergy 2018

September 2018

Windrad Engineering GmbH and the Chair of Wind Energy Technology of the University of Rostock join to present their products and projects at the  auf der Weltleitmesse für world’s leading wind industry gathering in Hamburg. (l2r: Dr. Michael Hänler, Dr. Michael Beyer, Prof. Dr. Uwe Ritschel)

  • Forschung_und_Entwicklung_2018_print_en

May 2018

May 2018

The distinction “Innovative through research 2018/2019” of the German Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft (Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany) has been again (after 2014/2015 and 2016/2017) awarded to Windrad Engineering GmbH. The award recognizes outstanding R&D activities. Besides normal business activities Windrad Engineering conducts smaller and larger research projects.

The Association is one of the biggest private promoters of science and humanities in Germany. The Stifterverband is a business […]