DOE funding awarded for prognostic wind-turbine blade solution

By Michelle Froese Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable EnergyLaboratory (NREL) have been awarded Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind-turbine blade life.
Researchers will subject a DOE National Rotor Testbed 13-m turbine blade to continual fatigue testing, and use optics to identify the wear of the blade over time. The physical test data will be used during the development of the computational model and then validate the accuracy of the digital approach.
Sentient Science, which developed its DigitalClone Live software using four technical pillars (materials science, data science, tribology,

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