24-26 April, 2018
Swissotel Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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Agenda on Rotor Blades 2018

Join this focused knowledge exchange to:Review XL blades load validation and wake models to simulate realistic conditionsGain insights into prediction of aero-elastic tools, related ...


Capabilities of composite materials under fatigue loading

This presentation by EUROS's Alexander Krimmer discusses the design drivers of composite materials for wind turbine rotor blades, as well as material modelling, assessment, probability of damage and failure, and waves and fatigue life.

Investigation of the Validity of BEM for Simulation of Wind Turbines in Complex Load Cases, Comparison with Experiment and CFD

The Blade Element Momentum can provide sufficient good results in most general load cases. However, complex three dimensional flow phenomena which can occur during the operation of wind turbines cannot be captured by the basic BEM theory and have to be included by correction models for the specific phenomena. CFD methods...

New Advances in Blade Root Technology

Lennart Kuehlmeier of SSP Technology presents on new advances in blade root technology, a case study across 2- 5 MW platform.The sector is currently experiencing a trend toward larger rotors suitable for lower wind classes, which inevitably leads to an increase in the load on the blade-root connection. Download the...

Exploring the perspectives in aeroelastic tailoring of blades - DTU Presentation

Flemming Rasmussen, Head of Aerodynamic Design Section, Programme Manager Wind Turbine Technology, at the DTU Wind Energy, Denmark, presented at last year's conference "Advances on Rotor Blades" on "Exploring the perspectives in aeroelastic tailoring of blades". Read the full presentation to find out more.

EUROS GmbH: Rotor blade design against fatigue

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Krimmer, Head of Material Department at Euros GmbH, presented at last year's event on design approaches for fatigue resistant blades that increase turbine value and reduce costs.

Hybrid laminates and nanoparticle reinforced materials for improved rotor blade structures

Dr. ir. Eelco Jansen, Head of the Section “Composites”,  at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, presented at last year’s conference on how to improve rotor blade materials and their light-weight potential. In the presentation, experts from Fraunhofer IWES and DLR have also contributed.

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Interview with EUROS GmbH

Ulrike Kersten, Rotor Blade Design and Analysis expert at Euros GmbH, discusses in an interview why aero-elastic tailoring seems to be the next barrier for XXL blade design and what are the current challenges.

Interview with NREL and We4Ce-TRES4

Katherine Dykes, Senior Engineer/Systems Engineering Team Lead at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Edo Kuipers, Manager Engineering at We4Ce-TRES4, discuss in this double interview about increased blade length, how to decrease the LCOE and the challenges involved with CAPEX and OPEX.