RGU engineering staff travel to China to share knowledge and expertise

Robert Gordon University (RGU) academics travelled to China to share their knowledge and expertise at a wind turbine workshop.

Dr Ghazi Droubi, Dr Nadimul Faisal and Dr Yashwant Sinha, all from the School of Engineering at RGU, were invited to participate at the China-UK Researcher Links Workshop on Multidisciplinary Issues of Wind Turbines in Cold Environments at the China Aerodynamics Research and Development Centre (CARDC), Mianyang, China.

Professor Iain Steel, Head of School of Engineering at RGU, said: “It was a great opportunity for RGU academics to establish new research links with other researchers who work on interdisciplinary areas of wind turbine and addressing future challenges.

“Also, engaging with cutting-edge research and scientists from the UK and China have allowed our academics to discover their strengths and how that could be matched for future collaborative work.”

Dr Sinha gave a presentation called ‘A SMART knowledgebase for effectively maintaining wind turbines in multifarious environments’ while Dr Faisal spoke about residual strength characterisation of adhesively bonded joints in wind turbine application and Dr Droubi focussed on the effect of icing on vertical axis wind turbine VAWT performance.

The aim of the Researcher Links Workshops are to bring together UK and partner country bilateral cohort of early career researchers to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research to meet the overarching objectives.


Release by Stacey Horne
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