Wind & Marine Energy Systems & Structures Academic Partners

Gabriele Pisetta

PhD Title - : Fatigue loads alleviation by morphing blades for tidal turbines (University of Edinburgh)

Start Date - October 2016

Degree - MSc Aeronautical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, BSc Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Research Bio

Tidal turbines experience continuous and intense loads fluctuations on the blades due to turbulence, shear layer, wave current and other causes. The aim of the project is to develop a novel intelligent blade that through a high-frequency shape morphing will alleviate fatigue loads. The resulting blades and turbine will be lighter and less expensive, decreasing the levelised cost of energy.