An analytical model for deformation analysis of wind turbine adaptive blades

H. Zhang*, Alireza Maheri, A. Daadbin, P. Hackney

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Abstract

An analytical model capable of predicting the induced deformation due to the presence of bend-twist and stretch-twist elastic couplings in multi-cell closed thin walled beams with arbitrary cross-sections is presented. For various structural and material configurations, the results obtained by the developed model are compared with the results of the finite element analysis. It is shown that the developed analytical model provides reasonable accuracy in predicting induced twist. The developed model is implemented in an aero-structure simulation environment for simulation of wind turbines utilising adaptive blades.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Structures and Materials VI
Subtitle of host publicationWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
EditorsW.P. de Wilde, C.A. Brebbia, S. Hernandez
PublisherWIT Press
Pages13-25
Number of pages13
Volume124
ISBN (Print)9781845645960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials, HPSM 2012 - New Forest, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201221 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials, HPSM 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Forest
Period19/06/1221/06/12

Keywords

  • Adaptive blades
  • Bending-twist coupling
  • Elastic coupling
  • Multi-cell closed thin walled beams
  • Thin-walled beam
  • Wind turbine composite blade

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