Fatigue tests of full-scale wind turbine blades and their design improvement
Dr Hak Gu Lee, Principle researcher, Wind-turbine Technology Research Centre (WTRC) of Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS)
ACCIS 1, Queens Building, University of Bristol
With the recent trend toward large slender wind turbine blades, questions are being raised regarding their reliability in fatigue. To evaluate the reliability, international standards require fatigue tests of full-scale prototype blades as a mandatory procedure for certification. The presentation will introduce the fatigue tests of two different blades 48.3m and 55.6m in length and what challenges exist. In addition, the failure analyses for the design improvement will be discussed.
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