Big Turbine Blade Build

The innovation of first segmented composite blades increase power generation, ease installation and keep weight and costs in check. The amount of generated power turbine increases with blade length in proportion to the square of the the rotor's distance while the blade mass increases in proportion to the cube of its diameter. This means that the rate of mass increase exceeds the rate of generated power increase as the blade gets longer. This article discusses the design and engineering challenges of new blades for wind turbines.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 46-48
  • Serial:
    • Composites Technology
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Gardner Publications Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1083-4117

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2013 10:52AM