Intellectual Output  

The intellectual output produced as part of the funding project is available for download on this page.  The entire intellectual output can be used by anyone under the Creative Commen license CC BY-SA

The intellectual output will be available at the end of the project in late 2022, but we will publish some interim results from time to time.

General training course structure


In the first year of our project we developed the general training course structure. The entire content is divided into different modules, which can be accessed via the Moodle platform. The modules are WindEXT Simulation, WindEXT Laboratory and WindEXT Virtual Reality. 
In the simulation module, we will further develop the SIMULWIND simulator developed in an earlier research project, in the laboratory module we will create various training courses in the area of ​​MATLAB Simulink® and in the area of ​​virtual reality we will use the H5P platform.


In the WEXLab area, students are introduced to the basic relationship between wind turbine design, output and costs. In addition to theoretical basics, students can also apply their knowledge in various small Matlab Simulink programs. For example, TU Delft has developed a program that demonstrates to students the relationship between LCOE (levelized cost of energy) and basic wind turbine design (rated power and blade length).
This part of the training material will allow students to gain a basic understanding of how a wind turbine is designed and operated, including a description of the basic components. The students will should an appreciation of how the components function as a system and how wind turbines are connected to the grid in the form of a wind farm including aspects of layout optimisation, e.g. minimisation of wake losses.

WEXLaB - System-level analysis

This application analyzes the wind turbine at the system level. Using this application, you can calculate the power curve, CAPEX and OPEX cost, LCOE, and capacity factor of the wind turbine. You can also see the effect of blade length on the capacity factor and LCOE.

WEXLaB - Modal analysis

This application can be used for modal analysis of the wind turbine. Using this application, you can calculate the natural frequencies of the blade or tower and plot the Campbell diagram.

WEXLaB - Load analysis

This application calculates the loads on the 5 MW NREL wind turbine. Using this application, you can calculate the aerodynamic and operational loads on the 5 MW NREL wind turbine blade. The effects of pitch and yaw angle on the aerodynamic loads can also be seen.

WEXLaB - Operational analysis

This application analyses the performance of the 5 MW NREL wind turbine. Using this application, you can see the overall performance of the 5 MW NREL wind turbine. You can calculate the operation parameters such as pitch angle, torque, power, tip deflection, etc. These operation parameters are calculated in the case of either a healthy or a faulty pitch system.


The following documents are written by TU Delft:
Course outline General Description
Wind turbine diagrams


In this part of our training courses, different scenarios can be trained in a virtual environment. Tesicnor has further developed the SIMULWIND simulator and created in total five training scenarios. 
In this first video you can explore the virtualized model of a wind turbine.

Tesicnor has  developed five training scenarios as part of WExSiM
With the help of the following vidoes, the students can learn the solutions of the various tasks. After you have done this, the students can play through the scenarios themselves in the virtual environment. During the performance, the student can always get help via his virtual tablet if he does not know what to do at a point in the task. Further useful information on the respective steps can also be stored on the virtual tablet.



In the area of WinEXVir, the theory of the various maintenance variants (preventive, predictive and corrective) with virtual tours and branching scenarios is combined with the H5P tool. The various maintenance approaches have been developed and summarized in detail by UCLM. Students learn the different approaches, the differences in approaches and the practical measures involved. In addition, DP2i has created a complete fault tree for the gearbox of a wind turbine, which students can use to learn how damages develop in gearboxes.
The virtual tours in H5P were created by 8.2 and DP2i. The basis is a Senvion 3XM wind turbine, which have visited 8.2 and RSC. On the right side you have an example of H5P. Students can walk through the wind turbine and view the corresponding tasks on each component.
The theoretical and practical part is integrated into our Moodle platform. For the theoretical part of the maintenance strategies, there are appropriate documents for the students to learn the basics. In the virtual tour, this knowledge can then be deepened. On the Moodle platform, UCLM has developed the corresponding questionnaires, with the help of which the knowledge of the students can be queried at the end.
The theory of different maintenance strategies can be read in the following document written by UCLM.
Summary of Deliverable R5.1 types of Maintenance Strategies

Moodle platform


The Moodle platform was created by UCY. In cooperation with the other project partners, the platform will be filled with content. There will be various courses on the platform. A course contains theoretical learning material and the various digital learning tools. In addition, there will be corresponding questionnaires with the help of which the knowledge and thus the learning success of the students can be queried. Finally, there is a calendar and a forum where the students and the teacher can exchange ideas.
The platform can be continuously adapted and expanded.

Summary of workpackage 2: Evaluation of the operation and maintenance market

In order to get an initial overview of the operation and maintenance market, all partners have written a summary that also explicitly addresses the situation in the partner countries. The document gives a very good overview and is filled with the latest market figures.
This document is written by 8.2

Evaluation of the operation and maintenance market

Summary of the contents of the WINDEXT project and specifications of the digital tools

This document takes as background the document prepared by TUD and specifies the main simulators and digital tools to be developed in the WINDTEXT project. It completes also the MAG of the project to clarify some of the tasks and partner’s roles related to digitalization, simulation and tests.
This document is written by Asociacion Empresarial Eolica (AEE)

Contents of the Windext project and specification of the digital tools