Projects

Here you can find the different current and completed projects of the RAVE research initiative.

In 2007, the research initiative RAVE started the planning for the alpha ventus offshore test field, which operates since 2009. During these 8 working years, many projects delivered and evaluated an extremely high pool of measurement data. Based on the data, new research results and findings were obtained in many research projects.

Coordination + Operation

Coordination

RAVE coordination project

Fraunhofer IWES and UL International GmbH (DEWI)

To Coordination
 

Coordination + Operation

preInO

Methods and tools for the preactive maintenance of offshore wind turbine generators

BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH

To preInO
 

Foundation + Support Structures

GIGAWIND alpha ventus

Holistic design concept for offshore WT support structures on the base of measurements at the offshore test site alpha ventus

Leibniz University Hannover

To GIGAWIND alpha ventus
 

Foundation + Support Structures

Foundations

Cyclic loads at offshore foundations

BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

To Foundations
 

Measurement

Measurements and Data Management

Realization of the joint RAVE measurements and data management

BSH Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

To Measurements and Data Management
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

Senvion Components

Optimization of all components of Senvion's 5M offshore wind turbine

Senvion GmbH

To Senvion Components
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

Senvion Blades

Performance-optimized and cost-efficient rotor blade

Senvion GmbH

To Senvion Blades
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

AD 5-116 Improvement

Further development, construction and test of the AD 5-116 turbine in offshore conditions

Adwen GmbH

To AD 5-116 Improvement
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

LIDAR

Further development of LIDAR wind measuring techniques

University Stuttgart

To LIDAR
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

LIDAR II

Development of nacelle-based lidar technology for performace measurement and control of wind energy converters

ForWind

To LIDAR II
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

OWEA

Verification of offshore turbine designs

ForWind

To OWEA
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

OWEA loads

Probabilistic load description, monitoring and reduction of loads of future offshore wind turbines

SWE - Stuttgart Wind Energy at the Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart

To OWEA loads
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

Offshore WMEP

Monitoring of the offshore wind energy deployment in Germany - "Offshore WMEP"

Fraunhofer IWES

To Offshore WMEP
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

GW Wakes

Analysis of wake induced deficits and wake turbulence characteristic of large offshore wind farms

ForWind

To GW Wakes
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

Smart Blades (Task 2.1.5)

Research of the near-rotor turbulent wind inflow

ForWind

To Smart Blades (Task 2.1.5)
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

ANWIND

Application Oriented Wind Field Research and Measurements for Wind Turbines

University of Stuttgart

ANWIND
 

Turbine Technology + Monitoring

ParkCast

Optimization of minute-scale power forecasts of offshore wind farms using long-range lidar measurements and data assimilation

University of Stuttgart

ParkCast
 

Grid Integration

Grid Integration

Grid integration of offshore wind energy

Fraunhofer IWES

To Grid Integration
 

Ecology and Safety

Operational Noise

Operating noises and sound propagation between tower and water

Flensburg University of Applied Science

To Operational Noise
 

Ecology + Safety

Ecology

Ecologic research - Evaluation of BSH's standard environmental approval concept StUK 3

BSH Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

To Ecology
 

Ecology + Safety

Sonar Transponders

Investigation of sonar transponders for offshore wind energy converters and technical integration to an overall concept

Leibniz University Hannover

To Sonar Transponders
 

Ecology + Safety

Hydro Sound

Research and testing of a layered bubble curtain in the testfield alpha ventus

Leibniz University Hannover

To Hydro Sound
 

Ecology + Safety

Oceanography

Oceanographic investigations in the „alpha ventus“ offshore testfield

BSH - Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

To Oceanography
 

Ecology + Safety

Acceptance

Acceptance of offshore wind power utilization

Institute for Psychology, Martin-Luther-University, Halle Wittenberg

To Acceptance
 

Ecology + Safety

TUFFO

Detection and assessment of the impact of turbulent humidity fluxes on turbulence in offshore wind parks

IMK-IFU of KIT and UL International (DEWI)

To TUFFO