Geographical erosion maps
A geographical map which displays erosion at different locations
This map displays the erosion rates across the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland. This has been compiling rain data and erosion data from the lab to give a clear picture where erosion on wind turbine blades would be the greatest in these locations.
Tidal turbine maps
Erosion maps are used as a tool to compare samples eroded under different environmental conditions and allows for quick analysis to be completed on what combinations of input parameters result in the greatest erosion in tidal turbine blades. These maps also investigate different material directions and the implications of fibre oreintations.