bionic surface technologies starts the project “Riblet4Wind” as a part of an international consortium. The project is funded by the Horizont 2020 initiative of the European Union. Main goal of the project is to analyse together with partners from industry and research the effect of riblets on large wind turbines. The microstructured surfaces effect a drag reduction in different applications and especially in the wind power industry there is great potential in the use of riblets.
bionic surface technologies is responsible for the computational fluid dynamics simulations of the wind turbine as well as the riblet calculation and the developement of a testbench for the riblets.
This project is a great opportunity for bionic surface technologies to test the effects of the specifically developed microstructured surfaces in their application and to optimize them in an ongoing process. You can find more information on the project’s webpage.