Structural Stability Analyses of Composite Laminate Wind Turbine
The paper describes a structural stability analysis of fiber reinforced 10kW composite laminate wind turbine blades by using finite element method. The E-glass/epoxy orthotropic materials DB300、DBL850、L900 were employed for construction of a composite laminate shell structure. The composite laminate sheel structures were constructed by two types of lamination method. The rotating effect of wind blade was considered using the linear and the nonlinear static analysis. The results of the nonlinear analysis of displacement and stress show much lower than the linear analysis, because of the geometry nonlinear effect. From the contours of stress and displacement, the maximum stress appeared at the root of the blade, and maximum deformation occurred at the tip of the blade. Finally, the modal properties of the wind blade was investigated, including the natural frequency, modeshaps, and the centrifugal effect.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
T. H. Cheng et al., "Structural Stability Analyses of Composite Laminate Wind Turbine", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 1486-1491, 2011