Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1567–1577, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1567-2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1567–1577, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1567-2020

Research article 13 Nov 2020

Research article | 13 Nov 2020

Development of a numerical model of a novel leading edge protection component for wind turbine blades

William Finnegan et al.

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Leading edge erosion is an ever-existing damage issue on wind turbine blades. This paper presents the numerical finite element analysis model for incorporating a new leading edge protection component for offshore applications, which is manufactured from thermoplastic polyurethane, into wind turbine blade designs. The model has been validated against experimental trials at demonstrator level, comparing the deflection and strains during testing, and then applied to a full-scale wind turbine blade.