Sandia Lab engineer’s ask interested parties to join them in Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 30 to September 1, 2016, for the 7th biennial Wind Turbine Blade Workshop hosted by the Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Department at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel & Spa. The special room rate will be available only until August 9th (or earlier if the group block is sold out).
The 2016 Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop will bring together wind energy professionals from industry, academia, and the national laboratories to discuss challenges, issues, and solutions related to wind turbine blades. Sandia’s Wind Energy Technology Department is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and is recognized as a leading research group in the United States for wind blade technology.
The Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop has become a highly anticipated event that attracts an international group of participants and speakers. In 2014, the Wind Blade Workshop included over 40 presenters and over 200 attendees from 13 countries.
August 30th Panels
- Trends in Blade Technology and Changing R&D Needs
- Establishing a Successful Blade Maintenance Program
- Blade RCA Processes and Inspection Methods
- Performance Upgrades and Degradation
- Rotor Wakes: Measurements, Impacts, and Mitigation Strategies
- Large Rotor Design: Aerodynamics, Loads, and Aeroelastic Coupling
- New Rotor Concepts
- Blade Manufacturing
- Carbon Fiber in Blades
- Standards and Testing
- Environmental Damage
- Blade Inspection
Optional Post-workshop meetings will include the following topics:
- Scaled Rotor Testing: Tutorial and Research Discussion Forum
- Blade Reliability Collaborative
- IEC 61400-5 Stakeholder Group
- IEA Task 35
Registration is open. After you fill in the registration form, you will be prompted to connect to Sandia Web Pay to finalize your workshop payment by selecting “2016 Sandia Wind Blade Workshop” from the Event Name drop-down menu.
For more information: Workshop website.