Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials (Hardcover)

Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials By Povl Brondsted (Editor), Rogier P. L. Nijssen (Editor) Cover Image

Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials (Hardcover)

By Povl Brondsted (Editor), Rogier P. L. Nijssen (Editor)

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Wind energy is gaining critical ground in the area of renewable energy, with wind energy being predicted to provide up to 8% of the world's consumption of electricity by 2021. Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades as well as the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades.

Part one outlines the challenges and developments in wind turbine blade design, including aerodynamic and aeroelastic design features, fatigue loads on wind turbine blades, and characteristics of wind turbine blade airfoils. Part two discusses the fatigue behavior of composite wind turbine blades, including the micromechanical modelling and fatigue life prediction of wind turbine blade composite materials, and the effects of resin and reinforcement variations on the fatigue resistance of wind turbine blades. The final part of the book describes advances in wind turbine blade materials, development and testing, including biobased composites, surface protection and coatings, structural performance testing and the design, manufacture and testing of small wind turbine blades.

Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials offers a comprehensive review of the recent advances and challenges encountered in wind turbine blade materials and design, and will provide an invaluable reference for researchers and innovators in the field of wind energy production, including materials scientists and engineers, wind turbine blade manufacturers and maintenance technicians, scientists, researchers and academics.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780857094261
ISBN-10: 0857094262
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy