05-07 April, 2017
Bremen, Germany

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Rotor Blades 2017 Agenda

Join this focused knowledge exchange to:

• Learn about the influence of aeroelastic tailoring on blade design to cross next barrier on XL blade design

• Explore new developments in manufacturing tools and processes to produce larger blades against lower costs and better quality

• Hear about advances in aerodynamics to improve performance

• Discuss interaction between material manufacturers and rotor blade developers to improve rotor blade materials and structures

• Understand main challenges during operation to increase reliability and reduce future damages

Interview

Interview with Javier Callen Nabrawind

Javier Callen, wind structures expert at Nabrawind discusses XL Blades the new modular blade system called Nabrajoint, and what design aspects need to be improved.

Interview with Pontis' Edgar Suselbeek

In this exclusive interview with IQPC, Edgar Pontis, speaker at the 7th Annual Rotor Blades conference and Lead Project Manager at Pontis, we discuss the main challenges for future blade design, the importance of process design becoming part of the blade design phase from the beginning, and the impact on CoE in production efficiency vs. more stringent standards and better quality materials.

Download the Q&A to find out how to ensure the highest quality and the highest yield for rotor blades:

Whitepaper

Advances in Rotor Blades 2017

  • Learn about the influence of aeroelastic tailoring on blade design to cross the next barrier on XL blade design
  • Explore new developments in manufacturing tools and processes to produce larger blades for better quality and lower costs
  • Hear about advances in aerodynamics to improve performance
  • Discuss interaction between material manufacturers and rotor blade developers to improve rotor blade materials and structures
  • Understand main challenges during operation to increase reliability and reduce future damages

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 can help to get a more complete picture of the aerodynamics even in complicated cases. Download the whitepaper for more information. 

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 can help to get a more complete picture of the aerodynamics even in complicated cases. Download the whitepaper for more information. 

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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.

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 presentation to find out what the requirements are for the root connection of the near future, and how to avoid the high price tag by putting the cost where it adds value.