Blade design & maintenance
When: Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 13:45 - 15:00
Where: Room: Hamburg
The session comprises two aspects, novel design of onshore turbines and erosion of rotor blades. While offshore turbines are still striving for increasing the capacity, new designs for low-to medium onshore turbines have another focus. For low-to medium wind speed stretching of rotor diameter, power rating and hub height are viable options but pose major design challenges. Erosion of the leading edge of rotor blades has a major impact on maintenance cost. Assessing its severity for offshore wind farms and measures for mitigation are important aspects.
- Delegates will be able to formulate the design changes required for low-to-medium wind onshore turbines
- Delegates will be able to assess the potential of new erosion mitigation measures
- Delegates will be able to assess the severity of blade erosion for different offshore wind locations
Professor of Structural Analysis at Leibniz Universität Hannover – ForWind , Head of Hannover site of Fraunhofer-IWES
Towards a Lifetime Solution for Leading Edge Erosion
Senior Materials Research Engineer - Blades, ORE Catapult
New materials for rotor blade development
Program Architect Wind Energy, DLR
Technical Advances in the Design of the Largest Onshore Wind Turbines
Chief Engineer, GE Renewable Energy
Rain erosion of leading edges of wind turbine blades. What is up and down?
Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy