Wind Energy

Thanks to its experience, ICR has managed to adapt to the needs of the market and the company has been working in the wind energy sector for years, with the aim of establishing the viability of the same in terms of environmental acoustic impact via extensive research and to determine compliance with regulations.  The major ICR work in this field has been focused on the vibration measurement and noise control of wind turbine according to environmetal acoustics regulations. 

Work procedure

The proliferation of wind farms has led to a series of technical requirements with regard to noise and vibration, affecting both the wind farms as a whole and the wind turbines. For this reason, ICR is active in each of the implementation phases of a farm: the phase involving the design of the wind turbines with the aim to obtain real estimates of the future vibro-acoustic behaviour of the mechanism, complete analyses for the evaluation of the environmental acoustic impact generated by wind farm normal operation, measures with regard to those still under construction, etc.

Moreover, ICR holds specific courses for both the manufacturers of wind turbines and those in charge of planning, managing and building the wind farms, developing an agenda geared to the sector involved and, in turn, their relation with the current legislation.

In this field of R+D, ICR has extensively studied the Operational Modal Analysis (OMA) of wind turbines, developing totally innovative methods for this important methodology. 

Services

 
ICR provides the following services:
 
  • Evaluation of the acoustic impact of a wind farm in accordance with the legislation.
  • Analysis of the prediction of the environmental acoustic impact
  • Modal analysis of wind turbines.
  • Analysis of the noise transmission paths of the wind turbine equipment.
  • Simulations of sound pressure level maps.
  • Finite Element (FEM) and Boundary Element (BEM) Methods.
  • Aero-acoustics.
  • ..
 

ICR is an Acoustic Engineering resolving problems of noise and vibrations. ICR works for the railway, car, industry, construction and environmental sectors. The company researches (R+D) new methods to solve vibroacous-tic problems. ICR also designs software for quality control and transmis-sion loss and teaches acoustics to private companies and official colleges.
Ingenieria para el Control del Ruido – Barcelona.

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