Main Factors for Leading Edge Erosion

Leading edge erosion protection is one of the most significant factors for driving down OPEX.

Rain, hail, ice, UV, water absportion and other weather conditions erode the leading edge on the turbine blade. This affects the aerodynamic of the blade and could cause severe damages.

This seminar includes up to 8 talks about this issue, followed by a workshop session to discuss the most sigificant factors for the leading edge erosion.

Current line-up of speakers

  • Flemming Vejen, Senior Advisor, Danish Meteorological Institute: Offshore precipitation climate: How can we monitor it?
  • Anna Tilg, PhD Student, DTU Wind Energy: Measurements of precipitation particles with disdrometers
  • Mertcan Bayar, Blade Engineer, E.ON: LE Erosion – Examples, Severity and Repair
  • Morten Handberg and Andreas Espersen, Chief Blade Specialist and CTO of Wind Power Lab: Automate erosion detection using blade data
  • Martin Bonde Madsen, Project Engineer, R and D Test Systems,: Rain Erosion Laboratory Testing of Glasfiber Composites.
  • Nicolai Frost-Jensen Johansen, PhD student, DTU MEK: Single Point Impact Fatigue Testing (SPIFT) for evaluating rain erosion performance
  • Søren Horn Petersen, Guide2defect
  • Leon Mishnaevsky, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy: Computational modelling of leading edge erosion: an overview and next steps

Charlotte Bay Hasager, Senior Scientist at DTU Wind Energy will host the event - which is organised by

Sign up - deadline is February 15th 2018


tor 22 feb 18
9:30 - 15:00



DTU Risø Campus
Niels Bohr Auditorium
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde