Computerized Method for Preliminary Structural Design of Composite Wind Turbine Blades

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Gunjit S. Bir

National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401e-mail: gunjit_bir@nrel.gov

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(4), 372-381 (Jul 01, 2001) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1413217 History: Received April 01, 2001; Revised July 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Structural layout at a typical blade section
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Bending-moment, chord, and twist distribution along the blade
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(a) Laminate thickness variation over the outboard span, (b) Laminate thickness variation over the inboard span, (c) Laminate thickness variation over the inboard span, and (d) Core-material thickness variation over the blade span
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(a) Variation of out-of-plane bending stiffness, (b) Variation of edgewise bending stiffness, (c) Variation of torsion stiffness, and (d) Variation of mass.




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