Scaling of Composite Wind Turbine Blades for Rotors of 80 to 120 Meter Diameter

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Dayton A. Griffin

Global Energy Concepts, LLC, 5729 Lakeview Drive NE, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033e-mail: gec@globalenergyconcepts.com

Michael D. Zuteck

MDZ Consulting, 601 Clear Lake Road, Kemah, TX 77565

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(4), 310-318 (Jul 01, 2001) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1413215 History: Received March 01, 2001; Revised July 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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WindPACT studies concerning composite blade design and manufacture
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Airfoils used for baseline blade model
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Arrangement of baseline structural model
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Example curve fit of flapwise bending stiffness
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Comparison of modeled weights with commercial blade data
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Effect of inboard t/c on blade weight
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PROPID near-optimal planform (at TSRDesign=7), with linear variations
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Effect of planform on rotor CPmax
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cmax for commercial blades
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Gravity effects on blade edge loads




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