Droplet erosion testing - TRL4

A simplified droplet erosion set up based on the helicopter test has been developed for testing erosion properties in a simple, fast and cheap way.

Droplet erosion testing

The simplified droplet erosion test enables low cost testing and ranking of potential new coatings/formulations to be used as erosion resistant coatings on leading edge of turbine blades.

The droplet erosion test has attracted interest from industry.

Further development, including a medium size drop erosion testing rig for testing real parts is planned.

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