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The University of Southampton

Wind Turbines - 30 Year of Blades Technology Event

19:30 - 20:30
30 January 2013
Murray Lecture Theatre

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 0775 201 2849 or email .

Event details

Royal Aeronautical Society Solent Branch January Lecture

Doors open 19:00

Members and Non-Members Welcome

With 6-8% of the world's electricity expected to be created by wind turbines in 2020, the pressure is on designers to make that electricity increasingly cost-effective. Blade design will continue to be a critical part of this cost reduction, as rotor diameters grow and so blade strength, weight and noise requirements become increasingly challenging.

In this lecture, Dr. Cane will track 30 years of blade development - from 12m blades made in a shed, to the 80m blades of today and the cutting edge technologies we can expect to see tomorrow.

Speaker information

Dr Jenny Cane ,Aerodynamics Engineer, Vestas Wind Systems

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