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Senvion SE | Date: 2015-04-22

An apparatus and method for producing a rotor blade spar cap for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The apparatus includes a mold, which has a cavity-like depression in cross section, in which material for a rotor blade spar cap can be placed, and a sheet-like mold covering for sealing off the depression. The depression has side walls, an opening bounded by the side walls and a base area between the side walls. In accordance with the method, fiber material and/or fiber-reinforced material is placed in the depression of the mold such that the material finishes flush with the side walls with respect to the height of the rotor blade spar cap, the depression is sealed off by the sheet-like mold covering, the material is fused together to form the rotor blade spar cap and the rotor blade spar cap is removed from the mold.


Patent
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-04-21

The invention relates to a system and to a method for producing a rotor-blade spar cap with pultruded rods made of a fiber-reinforced material. According to the invention, the system includes at least one retaining apparatus for rotatably mounting at least one rod-layer roll with a rolled-up layer of pultruded rods arranged one beside the other, and a laminating mold for receiving layers of pultruded rods. The system further includes at least one guiding apparatus and additionally at least one trimming apparatus. The guiding apparatus is designed to guide onto the laminating mold a layer of pultruded rods which has been unrolled from a rod-layer roll. And, the trimming apparatus, for trimming the layers of pultruded rods, has a sawing apparatus and/or a milling apparatus.


Patent
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-04-23

A wind turbine diagnostic device for diagnosing mechanical damage to generator components of at least one wind turbine, comprising at least one speed sensor for determining a variation over time of the rotational speed of a generator of a wind turbine, the speed sensor having at least one speed signal output for outputting the determined variation over time of the rotational speed, a frequency analysis module and a frequency spectrum signal output for outputting a frequency spectrum, the frequency analysis module determining a frequency spectrum from the determined variation over time of the rotational speed, and a comparator element for comparing a frequency spectrum with a prescribed standard frequency spectrum and for diagnosing mechanical damage to generator components on the basis of the comparison. This increases the possibility of predicting mechanical damage to generator components caused by vibrations.


Patent
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-02-26

A method for manufacturing a composite fiber component for a rotor blade of a wind turbine that includes introducing a fiber material into a mold, supplying a flowable matrix material via a longitudinally extending runner of the mold using a vacuum infusion method such that the fiber material is soaked with matrix material from the runner and the matrix material flows transversely to the longitudinal extension of the runner such that a first region of the fiber material is substantially soaked with matrix material from a first section of the runner and a second region of the fiber material is substantially soaked with matrix material from a second region of the runner, and matrix material flow rates are set for the first section and the second section of the runner depending on thicknesses of the fiber material in the first region and the second region of the runner, respectively.


A composite fiber component for a rotor blade of a wind power plant including a first sandwich core and a second sandwich core arranged next to each other, each having an inside facing a rotor blade interior and an outside facing a rotor blade exterior. A first fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the inside of the first sandwich core and on the outside of the second sandwich core. A second fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the outside of the first sandwich core and on the outside of the second sandwich core. And, a third fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the inside of the first sandwich core and on the inside of the second sandwich core. Also disclosed is a rotor blade for a wind power plant having a composite fiber component as disclosed.

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