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New Wind Energy Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Delft University of Technology (Prospective challenges in the experimentation of the rain erosion on the leading edge of wind turbine blades)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Current study results on Energy - Wind Energy have been published. According to news reporting out of Delft, Netherlands, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Developments in the wind industry reveal intricate engineering challenges, one of them being the erosion on the leading edge of the wind turbine blades. In this review work, the main issues for the wind industry in the experimentation with respect to erosion are examined."

Financial support for this research came from Ministerie van Economische Zaken.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Delft University of Technology, "After a historical and general overview of erosion, this review focuses on the rain erosion on the leading edge of the wind turbine blades giving prominence to (1) the rain simulations, (2) experimental erosion facilities, and (3) variables to characterise erosion. These three factors have to be improved to establish a research field enabling the prediction of erosion behaviour and providing useful information about how the rainfall affects the leading edge of the wind turbine blades. Moreover, these improvements in the experimentation of the erosion would be a first step to understand and predict the erosion damage of the wind turbine blades."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, this review work also will help to cope with experimental investigations and results in the rain erosion on the leading edge with a deeper critical thinking for future researchers."

For more information on this research see: Prospective challenges in the experimentation of the rain erosion on the leading edge of wind turbine blades. Wind Energy, 2019;22(1):140-151. Wind Energy can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Wind Energy -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Bartolome, Delft University of Technology, Fac Aerosp Engn, Dept. of Aerosp Struct & Mat, NL-2629 HS Delft, Netherlands.

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