Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 653–669, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-653-2017
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 653–669, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-653-2017

Research article 19 Dec 2017

Research article | 19 Dec 2017

Effects of defects in composite wind turbine blades – Part 2: Progressive damage modeling of fiberglass-reinforced epoxy composites with manufacturing-induced waves

Jared W. Nelson et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Jul 2017) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
AR by Jared Nelson on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2017) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish as is (30 Sep 2017) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Oct 2017) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
AR by Jared Nelson on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The Blade Reliability Collaborative was formed to address wind turbine blade reliability. To better understand and predict these effects, various progressive damage modeling approaches, built upon the characterization previously addressed, were investigated. The results indicate that a combined continuum–discrete approach provides insight into reliability with known defects when used in conjunction with a probabilistic flaw framework.