Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials
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Design of Wind Turbine Blades
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Their topics include the aerodynamic design of wind turbine rotors, aerodynamic characteristics of the blade airfoils, effects of resin and reinforcement variations on fatigue resistance Povl Brondsted leads a research program on composites and material mechanics at the Materials Research Department in the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark. Their research has been both in research contracts and in public projects. Brondsted and Nijssen have worked together in material research consortia such as the European Optimat and Upwind projects. Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades as well as the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades. Part one outlines the challenges and developments in wind turbine blade design, including aerodynamic and aeroelastic design features, fatigue loads on wind turbine blades, and characteristics of wind turbine blade airfoils.
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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Wind turbine rotor blades are a high-technology product that must be produced at moderate cost for the resulting energy to be competitive in price.
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Work Package 1 is the focus of this chapter and concerns the challenges for offshore wind turbines with regard to the rotor blades, as well as proposing an innovative response to address these. In addition three researchers in the network allocated within Work Packages 4 and 5 conducted work at the nexus between their technology area and the blade structure. In Work Package 1 the structural and fluid dynamic investigations on the rotor blade are approached by numerical and experimental methods.
In , the first offshore windfarm constructed in the world—located in Denmark, near Ravnsborg—is turning 25 years old, and will soon be decommissioned. After decommissioning, most of the material of the turbine can be recycled; only the composite materials found in the blades represent a challenge. This part looks at end of life solutions for this material. Wind turbine blade structure and material are described. The ends of life solutions existing and under development are detailed.
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Chapter 7: Effects of resin and reinforcement variations on fatigue resistance of wind turbine blades. Chapter Biobased composites: materials, properties and potential applications as wind turbine blade materials. Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades as well as the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades. Part one outlines the challenges and developments in wind turbine blade design, including aerodynamic and aeroelastic design features, fatigue loads on wind turbine blades, and characteristics of wind turbine blade airfoils. Part two discusses the fatigue behavior of composite wind turbine blades, including the micromechanical modelling and fatigue life prediction of wind turbine blade composite materials, and the effects of resin and reinforcement variations on the fatigue resistance of wind turbine blades. The final part of the book describes advances in wind turbine blade materials, development and testing, including biobased composites, surface protection and coatings, structural performance testing and the design, manufacture and testing of small wind turbine blades.