O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8

Fatigue life prediction of wind turbine blade composite materials

A.P. Vassilopoulos,     École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Abstract:

Fatigue life prediction of wind turbine rotor blades is a very challenging task, as blade failure is led by different failure types that act synergistically. Inherent defects like wrinkles, fiber misalignments and voids, that can be introduced during fabrication, can constitute potential damage initiation points and rapidly develop to failure mechanisms like matrix cracking, transverse-ply cracking, interface cracking, debonding, fiber breakage, etc. Different methods have been established to address this problem, some based on phenomenological and others on actual damage mechanics ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required