It‘s on a Roll: Draping Courses of Glass Fiber Fabric in a Wind Turbine Blade Mold by Means of Optimization

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Abstract

The draping of glass fiber fabric in a wind turbine blade mold is analyzed and optimized. Unlike for smaller composite parts, the size of the blade mold section necessitates multiple courses, i.e. roll-widths of fabric. The overarching goal is thus to determine the optimal placement of these courses under considerations of producibility and structural performance. The preliminary results presented here show a reduction of shear angles of 61% compared to a baseline design
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPresentations to VIII Conference on Mechanical Response of Composites
EditorsMartin Fagerström
VolumeCT14 - Laminated and Textile Composites
PublisherScipedia
Publication date31 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2022
Event8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites: COMPOSITES 2021 - Online
Duration: 22 Sep 202124 Sep 2021
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites
Number8
LocationOnline
Period22/09/202124/09/2021

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