Optimization of wind turbine blade spars

Alberto Pirrera, Marco Capuzzi, Neil Buckney, Paul M. Weaver

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Abstract

In order to be competitive in the energy market, the cost of wind power has to be driven down. Current blade designs exhibit a cubic relationship between length and mass. The aim of this project is to improve on this trend by exploring new structural concepts. Optimization techniques and high performance composites are used here as tools to devise novel ideas for the production of longer, more cost effcient blades that deliver cheaper kWh. © 2012 by Alberto Pirrera. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission.

Translated title of the contributionOptimization of wind turbine blade spars
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 23-26 Apr. 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201226 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period23/04/1226/04/12

Bibliographical note

Conference Organiser: AIAA
Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

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