Modeling composites aimed for large wind turbine blades

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Presentation to the 5th Wind and Drivetrain Conference - Dassault Systems Events.

Abstract: Large wind turbine blades rely on composite materials with excellent and predictable material performance. In this presentation, different cases for modeling composites aimed at the wind turbine blade application are demonstrated. The demonstration will be given using the commercial finite element code Abaqus. The demonstration will cover the ability to model the actual fiber, bundle, and fabric architecture as well as the matrix material performance of specific composite samples. It will be demonstrated how a precise numerical representation of a full cross-section of a material test sample containing 100.000’s of fibers is translated from full 3D x-ray CT scans to high fidelity finite element models (https://doi.org/10.24433/CO.9768579.v1). Some of this work includes a Fortran-based implementation of user-defined user-element and user-materials as well as material orientation mapping.
Period6 Apr 20227 Apr 2022
Event title5th Wind and Drivetrain Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number5