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Structural Design of Intelligent Wind Turbine Rotor Blades

Geers, Maximilian and Werthen, Edgar (2019) Structural Design of Intelligent Wind Turbine Rotor Blades. Master's. DLR-Interner Bericht. DLR-IB-FA-BS-2019-105, 140 S.

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The aim of the present master thesis is to investigate concepts of structural designs of wind turbine rotor blades, which should result into a load reduction. This load reduction should lead to larger rotor diameters being feasible for wind turbines, or existing blades being produced more cost-effectively by reducing the weight of the blade. With the help of automated processes, the structural models are constructed using a reference rotor blade and then the associated loads are simulated. The resulting loads and masses of the different concepts are compared with those of the reference rotor blade. The results show that both a structural design with a c-beam and a structural design with a swept beam leads to a load reduction. Another concept based on the use of an active trailing edge flap can only be evaluated using reference loads. This shows a significant increase in weight, which must be absorbed by a load reduction through the flap.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129526/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht, Master's)
Title:Structural Design of Intelligent Wind Turbine Rotor Blades
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Geers, MaximilianHochschule BremenUNSPECIFIED
Werthen, EdgarEdgar.Werthen (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3958-4552
Date:July 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:140
Keywords:Structural Design of Wind Turbine Blades, Bend-twist coupling, Load reduction
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old), E - Wind Energy (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Böhringer-Thelen, Isolde
Deposited On:14 Oct 2019 04:26
Last Modified:28 Feb 2021 03:00

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