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3D reconstruction of surface roughness of eroding leading edge of wind turbine blades
  • Antonios Tempelis,
  • L. Mishnaevsky
Antonios Tempelis
Technical University of Denmark

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L. Mishnaevsky
Technical University of Denmark
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In this paper, 3D reconstruction of the leading edge of wind turbine blades from images, also known as photogrammetry, is investigated. The technique was applied to a decommissioned blade with an eroded leading edge, with images captured by a smartphone. The reconstructed 3D surface was accurate, when compared to the captured images, despite the small number of images used. A solid model was then created and imported into a finite element modelling software for rain-droplet impact simulations. Photogrammetry is relatively cheap, when compared to other surface scanning techniques, and provides means of monitoring erosion damage when combined with drone imaging. Further investigations of the parameters which control the accuracy of the reconstructed surface must be performed, to fully explore the potential of photogrammetry for 3D reconstruction of leading edge erosion damage.
09 May 20231st Revision Received
12 May 2023Submission Checks Completed
12 May 2023Assigned to Editor
12 May 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 May 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
11 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Accept