BLEEPID - Multiphysics Modelling of Liquid Droplet Impingement Erosion

Bleepid- Alireza Shadmani, Vinayak Ramachandran Nambiar

The repetitive impact of airborne particles, especially rain droplets, causes the surface of the wind turbine blades to erode. Leading edge erosion (LEE) is a severe erosive wear mechanism that involves progressive material removal from the blade-tip leading edges due to surface and sub-surface fatigue. The BLEEPID project aims to improve the understanding of solid-fluid interaction dynamics and the damage evolution, crack propagation, and growth through the thickness of the leading edge due to the repetitive impact by developing advanced numerical models.