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Pre-Forum Workshop - Tuesday 9 October 2018

Blade Masterclass: Optimising Blade Design, Performance and Monitoring

Masterclass led by Dr Carsten Westergaard

12:30

Registration and Welcome Drinks

13:00

Understanding Blade Design and its Effect on Functionality

  • Examine systemic design issues to understand how to effectively overcome them

  • Discussing whether common blade damage issues should be tested at manufacture phase
  • Understanding how operational damages and obstacles influence blade design

Jan Peters, Director Business Development Service, LM Wind Power

13:30

Networking Break

14:45

A hands-on lesson in Power performance and Aerodynamics

  • Understanding aerodynamic design principles to determine the impact on power curve and AEP

  • Understanding aerodynamic modifications such as vortex generators and leading-edge erosion
  • Hands-on training with spread sheet level tool to evaluate AEP impact of modifications and degradation
  • Hands-on/demo of open source software tool which can be used to compute power curves with and without modifications

Carsten Westergaard, President, Westergaard Solutions Inc.

16.00

Networking Break

16:15

Understanding Lifespan of Blades, monitoring and inspection methods

  • Inspection methods

  • Root cause analysis (RCA)

  • Data that improve blade operations and decision making

Matt Malkin, Blade Technology, DNV-GL

17:15

Meet and Greet Networking Drinks