Last updated August 27, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Rosemary Barnes is a wind energy engineer. Learn about what she does in her job and the study pathway she followed to get there.
Australian Rosemary Barnes is a wind energy engineer in one of the world’s most renewable energy-advanced countries, Denmark.
As a senior mechanical engineer for LM Wind Power, she designs and oversees the testing of a new generation of wind turbine.
In colder parts of the world, wind turbines can ice up, meaning they have to be temporary shut down until the ice melts. Rosemary is in charge of designing a system to heat the blades and keep them ice-free.
For this she needs to do a lot of quick structural calculations, and heat transfer calculations, to make sure the ideas that she tests are likely to work. She also applies mathematics to understand the detailed calculations of her colleagues do, so that she can understand how their work affects her design possibilities.
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