Design, manufacturing and testing of wind turbine blades

Overview: The goal is to provide a strong practical understanding of the context that underpins wind blade innovation. The PhD candidates will use CFD/FEA software to design their blades and the results will be baselined against actual blades from industry. The event will include a short overview of the processes associated with aerospace manufacturing and testing, and opportunities for cross-learning between sectors will be discussed. Finally, there will be demonstrations of the equipment used to manufacture and test blades.

Duration: TBC

Lead Beneficiary: Eire Composites

Axelle Viré
Associate Professor, Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator, expert in computational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interactions