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Materials 2017, 10(11), 1285; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10111285

Materials for Wind Turbine Blades: An Overview

Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
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Received: 23 August 2017 / Revised: 11 October 2017 / Accepted: 13 October 2017 / Published: 9 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composites for Wind Energy Applications)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind energy; composite materials; properties; reliability; modeling; manufacturing; wind turbine; blades wind energy; composite materials; properties; reliability; modeling; manufacturing; wind turbine; blades
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Mishnaevsky, L.; Branner, K.; Petersen, H.N.; Beauson, J.; McGugan, M.; Sørensen, B.F. Materials for Wind Turbine Blades: An Overview. Materials 2017, 10, 1285.

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