Investigations on concepts for modularizing a horizontal axis wind turbine blade

Faber A. Saldanha., V. Venkateswara Rao, J. Christopher, Raviraja Adhikari

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Abstract

The proposed investigation aims at evaluating concepts for modularizing horizontal axis wind turbine blades and also evaluate for their load carrying capability. This work begins with evaluation of a non-modularized blade to serve as a reference and for comparison with modularized blade. Static bending test is simulated as per IEC61400-23 standard. This work started with evaluating various modularization concepts for joining after identifying suitable location based on trade-off studies. These concepts are evaluated through a concept selection process involving various performance parameters as criteria. This work being exploratory in nature resulted in an evaluation procedure required for modularizing wind turbine blade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference; 25th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
Volume8
ISBN (Print)9780791855997
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 04-08-201307-08-2013

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period04-08-1307-08-13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Saldanha., F. A., Rao, V. V., Christopher, J., & Adhikari, R. (2013). Investigations on concepts for modularizing a horizontal axis wind turbine blade. In 22nd Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference; 25th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise (Vol. 8). American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12069