Model Validation and Structural Analysis of a Small Wind Turbine Blade

  • G. Herranen H. Talalaev Allikas, K. R. Vene
  • Published 2012


The goal of this study was to develop and validate a simplified finite element analysis (FEA) model for a glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) wind turbine blade. A 3D virtual model of the blade was built up in ANSYS Workbench software with corresponding load cases and boundary conditions. Data for the FEA was obtained from tensile tests of GFRP laminates… (More)


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