Multiple AIRE partners actively participated in the prestigious 5th International Symposium on Leading Edge Erosion of Wind Turbine Blades at DTU – Technical University of Denmark Risø Campus, held from February 6th to 8th. This event focused on exploring innovative strategies for preventing and controlling erosion, as well as enhancing the reliability of wind energy systems. It provided a platform for engaging discussions and practical approaches aimed at improving wind turbine efficiency.

Bringing together professionals, researchers, and industry leaders, this three-day symposium served as a central hub for driving advancements in wind energy technology. Partners from the AIRE Project actively contributed to the event, leading various sessions and sharing cutting-edge research findings and advancements related to leading-edge erosion. These contributions underscored our commitment to driving progress in wind energy technology and shaping the future of sustainable energy solutions.

Discover below the compelling sessions we proudly presented:

  1. Guillén Campaña Alonso (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables (CENER) – National Renewable Energy Centre) – ML based airfoil performance model for rough and eroded conditions
  2. Peter Kinsley (Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult) – Testing and current developments of metallic leading-edge solutions
  3. Cate Lester (Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergiesysteme) – Rain erosion progression tracking in experimental RET using 3D scans
  4. Ásta Hannesdóttir (co-authored by Charlotte Hasager, DTU – Technical University of Denmark) – Rain erosion atlas for wind turbine blades based on ERA5 and NORA3 for Scandinavia
  5. Krystallia Dimitriadou (co-authored by Charlotte Bay Hassegar, DTU) – Assessing the lifetime prediction of wind turbine blades with the satellite GPM IMERG product
  6. Sara Ghiasvand (Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergiesysteme) – Investigation on production of different droplet size and numerical prediction of the effect of the size on the rain erosion evolution

Author: Laia Mencia
Editor: Lucia Salinas
May, 2024