Optimization of the skin thickness distribution in the composite wind turbine blade

Wen-Bin Young, Wen Hsiang Wu

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Abstract

The wind turbine blade sustains wind loadings during the operation and parking states. Due to the increasing size of the wind turbine blade, it is important to utilize the composite materials in a sufficient way to reach the material strength. Most of the composite blades are made of glass fibers composites while carbon fibers are also employed in recent years. Composite materials have the advantages of high specific strength and stress. This study develops a GUI interface to construct the blade model for the stress analysis using ANSYS. With the aid of visualization interface, the geometric model of the blade can be constructed by only a few data inputs. Based on the numerical stress analysis of the turbine blade, a simple iterative method was proposed to design the structure of the composite blade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 International Conference on Fluid Power and Mechatronics, FPM 2011
Pages62-66
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 10
Event2011 International Conference on Fluid Power and Mechatronics, FPM 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 172011 Aug 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2011 International Conference on Fluid Power and Mechatronics, FPM 2011

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Fluid Power and Mechatronics, FPM 2011
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11-08-1711-08-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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