Certification Analysis

GL Rules and Guidelines

DNV-GL, formerly GL – Germanischer Lloyd, have rules and guidelines that are globally recognised and adhered to by wind turbine certification bodies.

Our technical services ensure that these guidelines are met with a combination of our experiential knowledge and advanced CAE software tools such as SMT’s DRIVA. This CAE tool specifically helps analyse and solve flexible multibody dynamic problems above and beyond the standards of GL 2012 and GL 2010* guidelines which focus on on and off shore wind turbines and the effect transient events have on wind turbine drivetrains. This CAE software is developed and used in house at SMT as well as used by leading companies worldwide to develop the next generation of wind turbines.

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More information on these guidelines can be found out at the DNV-GL website.

* GL 2012 refers to Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2012 from DNV GL and GL 2010 refers to Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines, Edition 2010 from DNV GL