Pre-Forum Workshop: Tuesday 12 March 2019  

Chair: Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, ORE Catapult 

A masterclass led by Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research at ORE Catapult, based on insights from the the Wind Blade Research Hub


Registration and Refreshments


Identifying Practical Limits to Current Monitoring Systems for a Realistic Assessment of Blade Integrity

  • Assessing what sensors can detect and what they cannot
  • Condition monitoring based on peripheral information
  • How to use the data you have to make informed decisions for lifetime extension

Designing Blades with End-of-life in Mind

  • Understanding composite material behaviour under common environmental conditions
  • Maintaining robustness in larger blades 

World Cafe: End-of-life Wind Turbines

Participants will be invited to sit at different roundtables, each with a topic on a piece of paper for delegates to engage with in an open and honest discussion. After twenty minutes, each member of the table will move to a different table, leaving behind key points from their discussion on the piece of paper to launch new discussions.

  • Access to historical data
  • Reblading and retrofitting
  • Inspection and repair strategy


Close of Workshop


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