Structural design and analysis of wind turbine rotor blades using laminated sandwich composites


Us S., Tolun S.

9th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environment, Texas, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 7 - 10 Mart 2004, ss.492-498 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Texas
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.492-498

Özet

A 2.5 m long horizontal axis wind turbine rotor blade, which had been designed before, was redesigned and analyzed using different composite structures. The blade was linearly tapered and bi-linearly twisted. The different composite layout schedules that include foam core sandwich and laminated sandwich were performed to lower the weight and stiffen the structure with special consideration given to the minimization of manufacturing complexity and cost. Strain results and natural frequencies of the blade were obtained using finite element analysis by commercial FEM software HyperMesh, ABAQUS and ANSYS. It was seen that using laminated sandwich structures formed with fiberglass and foam core has benefits in minimizing the blade weight.