Thermo-chemical simulation of a composite offshore vertical axis wind turbine blade

Ismet Baran, Cem Celal Tutum, Jesper Henri Hattel

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Abstract

In the present study three dimensional steady state thermo-chemical simulation of a pultrusion process is investigated by using the finite element/nodal control volume (FE/NCV) technique. Pultrusion simulation of a composite having a C-shaped cross section is performed as a validation case. The obtained cure degree profiles for specific points match well with those in the literature. Following the validation case, the proposed numerical technique is applied to the modelling of the pultrusion of a composite blade which has a NACA0018 airfoil cross section. The effects of pulling speed and various set temperature schemes of heating platens on the quality of the composite NACA0018 blade are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Wind Energy Conference
Number of pages8
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012
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Conference

ConferenceEWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period16/04/201219/04/2012
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