Leading edge erosion is among the most serious problems in wind turbine rotor blades, especially for long blades with the speed of the leading edge approaching ca. 100 m/s.
The phenomena of the leading edge erosion are associated with impacting bodies such as rain drops, blade designs, blade materials and protective coatings, and blade operations. DTU Wind Energy has worked in a wide range of research areas within wind energy industry, and developed competences and knowledge relevant to leading edge erosion. In the recent two years, a Departmental project has been successfully carried out, interacting with a variety of competences.
This workshop is the first opportunity of presenting our understandings of the leading edge erosion problem. We hereby invite industrial and external experts to share and discuss the technologies and challenges for the leading edge erosion. The scope of the workshop includes real-life blades, testing methods, measurement, characterisation and monitoring, and understanding of rain drops, rain-drop impacts, aerodynamics, rain distribution, intensity, frequency, and damage mechanisms.
Registration deadline: Friday 17th February, 2017
Register for the event: here
Preliminary programme available: here