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WES | Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1339–1358, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1339-2020
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Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1339–1358, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1339-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Oct 2020

Research article | 20 Oct 2020

Finite element simulations for investigating the strength characteristics of a 5 m composite wind turbine blade

Can Muyan and Demirkan Coker

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AR by Can Muyan on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2020) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Jul 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Jul 2020) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
AR by Can Muyan on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2020) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
ED: Publish as is (19 Aug 2020) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Wind turbine blade prototypes undergo structural tests before they are used in the field so that any design failure can be detected prior to their operation. In this study, strength characteristics of a small-scale existing 5 m composite wind turbine blade is carried out utilizing the finite-element-method software package Ansys. The results show that the blade exhibits sufficient resistance against buckling. Yet, laminate failure is found to play a major role in the ultimate blade failure.
Wind turbine blade prototypes undergo structural tests before they are used in the field so that...
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