Danish Sustainable Energy Research Center To Study Wind Turbine Reliability

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The Danish Council for Strategic Research's Programme Commission on Energy and Environment has awarded Denmark's Riso DTU DKK 38 million for the establishment of the Danish Centre for Composite Structures and Materials.

The new center will be headed by Bent F. Sorensen, senior scientist at Riso DTU's materials research division, and will focus on increasing the operating reliability of wind turbines.

Several students will be trained through this program, which will run until 2017. Research will involve developing methods for looking at what happens from when the wind turbine blade is on the drawing board until it starts rotating on the finished wind turbine generator far out at sea.

The research will also examine materials, the design and manufacture of the wind turbine blade and the detection of damage.

SOURCE: Riso DTU

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