Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials

Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials

2nd Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Povl Brondsted, Rogier Nijssen, Stergios Goutianos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081030073

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Description

Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials, Second Edition, builds on the thorough review of the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades and the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades.

Key Features

  • Reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades
  • Examines the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades
  • Provides an invaluable reference for researchers and innovators in the field of wind

Readership

Materials scientists and engineers; Wind turbine blade manufacturers and maintenance technicians; Wind industry professionals, composite materials professionals, resin and fiber/fabric professionals; Scientists, researchers and academics in the field of composite materials and structures

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Wind turbine blade design: challenges and developments
    1. Introduction to wind turbine blade design
    2. Loads on wind turbine blades
    3. Aerodynamic design of wind turbine rotors
    4. Aerodynamic characteristics of wind turbine blade airfoils
    5. Aeroelastic design of wind turbine blades

    Part II: Fatigue behaviour of composite wind turbine blades
    6. Fatigue as a design driver for composite wind turbine blades
    7. Effects of resin and reinforcement variations on fatigue resistance of wind turbine blades
    8. Fatigue life prediction of wind turbine blade composite materials
    9. Micromechanical modelling of wind turbine blade materials
    10. Probabilistic design of wind turbine blades

    Part III: Advances in wind turbine blade materials, development and testing
    11. Biobased composites: materials, properties and potential applications as wind turbine blade materials
    12. Surface protection and coatings for wind turbine rotor blades
    13. Design, manufacture and testing of small wind turbine blades
    14. Wind turbine blade structural performance testing

Product details

  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081030073

About the Editors

Povl Brondsted

Prof. Povl Brøndsted leads a research program on composites and material mechanics at the Materials Research Department in the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Risø-DTU National Laboratory of Sustainable Energy, Denmark

Rogier Nijssen

Dr Rogier Nijssen is a research scientist at the Knowledge Centre Wind Turbine Materials and Constructions, The Netherlands. Their research has been both in research contracts and in public projects. Brøndsted and Nijssen have worked together in material research consortia such as the European Optimat and Upwind projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Wind Turbine Materials and Constructions (WMC), The Netherlands

Stergios Goutianos

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