Blade ruiner

日期:2019-03-06 11:06:02 作者:风慰枕 阅读:

ENGINEERS have long been baffled as to why the power output of wind turbines suddenly drops in high winds. Now researchers at the Energy Centre of the Netherlands in Petten say that bugs accidentally splattered onto the blades might be to blame. In gentle winds, bugs splatter on the leading edges of blades, building up an uneven deposit of insect corpses, says Gustave Corten in this week’s Nature (vol 412, p 41). By monitoring the flow of wind over the blades,