Materials for Wind Turbine Blades: An Overview

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Abstract

A short overview of composite materials for wind turbine applications is presented here. Requirements toward the wind turbine materials, loads, as well as available materials are reviewed. Apart from the traditional composites for wind turbine blades (glass fibers/epoxy matrix composites), natural composites, hybrid and nanoengineered composites are discussed. Manufacturing technologies for wind turbine composites, as well their testing and modelling approaches are reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials
Volume10
Issue number11
Number of pages24
ISSN1996-1944
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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