WindIO research project

Project title: WindIO – Concept and construction of a cyber-physical system for the holistic development of wind turbines.



The overall goal of the WindIO joint project is to build a cyber-physical system based on a digital twin of the research wind turbines in operation, to create standardized interfaces for holistic configuration management, and thus to generate the urgently needed data-based development tool for the further development of wind energy technology. By continuously feeding real, but also already interlinked, virtual sensor data from the running operation and the real environmental, wind and weather data in real time, the acquisition of a precise actual state of the plant and its components is to be ensured. A reciprocal data flow results in a continuous alignment between physical and virtual WT, so that both systems can be further developed in equal measure and the accuracy of forecasts or the informative value of simulations will increase significantly as a result.

Content and Methodology:

The technical focus of the University of Bremen is on the design and construction of the information technology system, consisting of sensors, signal transmission and data processing for continuous recording of the plant status, detailed modeling and simulation, and the construction of the core functions for information and platform management. The goal is to develop a formal overarching information modeling framework for WEA-specific Digital Twins that is capable of integrating different knowledge domains and existing taxonomies and standards. Possibilities for coupling measurement data and virtual data (such as analysis or simulation results) in a comprehensive information structure are evaluated and implemented.


  • Project type: Joint project
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  • Financing: Funding by BMWK
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University of Bremen
Institute for Integrated Product Development
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Badgasteinerstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen

Tel: +49 (0)421 / 218-664871

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Project WindIO on EnArgus (with information on project partners)