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Computational Modelling of Materials for Wind Turbine Blades: Selected DTU Wind Energy Activities

Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
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Materials 2017, 10(11), 1278; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10111278
Received: 30 August 2017 / Revised: 10 October 2017 / Accepted: 24 October 2017 / Published: 8 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composites for Wind Energy Applications)
Computational and analytical studies of degradation of wind turbine blade materials at the macro-, micro-, and nanoscale carried out by the modelling team of the Section Composites and Materials Mechanics, Department of Wind Energy, DTU, are reviewed. Examples of the analysis of the microstructural effects on the strength and fatigue life of composites are shown. Computational studies of degradation mechanisms of wind blade composites under tensile and compressive loading are presented. The effect of hybrid and nanoengineered structures on the performance of the composite was studied in computational experiments as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite materials; wind energy; modeling; micromechanics; finite elements composite materials; wind energy; modeling; micromechanics; finite elements
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Mikkelsen, L.P.; Mishnaevsky Jr., L. Computational Modelling of Materials for Wind Turbine Blades: Selected DTU Wind Energy Activities. Materials 2017, 10, 1278.

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