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Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)by Povl Br
Synopses & Reviews
The size of wind turbine blades has gotten larger over time, in order to achieve the highest efficiency energy conversion possible. At the same time, to increase the penetration and utilization of sustainable wind power, the use of natural and bio-based materials has grown in popularity. All of these issues present challenges in terms of the design, manufacture and operation of wind turbine blades.
This book provides an authoritative overview of developments in wind turbine blade design and materials, covering the fundamental wind turbine blade design challenges and developments and computational modeling approaches to blade design. The opening chapters focus on design challenges and developments, detailing wind turbine blade materials challenges and developments, advanced materials, degradation and defect issues and blade inspection and certification. The second section explores advanced materials and wind turbine blade manufacture, performance testing and operation and maintenance of wind turbine blades.
About the Author
Povl Brondsted is a Research Specialist in the Materials Research Division of the Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, The Technical University of Denmark. His research areas are in materials mechanics, performance and reliability of materials for wind turbine blades and in the fatigue, damage and fracture mechanics behavior of metallic materials, composite materials, and other advanced materials.
Rogier Nijssen is at Delft University of Technology's Knowledge Center Wind Turbine Materials and Constructions, The Netherlands.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Wind turbine blade design challenges and developments: Overview; Loads on wind turbine blades; Aerodynamic design of wind turbine blades; Aerodynamic airfoil characteristics; Aeroelastic design of wind turbine blades; Probabilistic wind turbine blade design concepts
Part 2 Wind turbine blade materials and production: Composite materials; Natural and biobased composites, fibres and resins; Sandwich structures; Materials properties, degradation mechanisms and damage modes; Fatigue life prediction; Micromechanical modelling; Manufacturing technologies for small blades; Structural performance testing
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