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Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials by R Nijssen, P Brøndsted

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Introduction to wind turbine blade design

F. Mølholt Jensen,     Bladena, Denmark

K. Branner,     Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Abstract:

An overview of the current and future trends in wind turbine blade structural design process is presented. The main design principles and failure mechanisms of blades in operation are assessed and explained through an industry point of view, in a realistic manner. A number of failure modes which are not addressed sufficiently in the certificate guidelines are presented. An example on how to use the new design philosophy is presented. The manufactured prototype is a 44m long load carrying spar and the weight is reduced by 40%.

Key words

structural blade design

failure modes

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