Accession Number : ADA304732

Title :   Design, Fabrication, and Test of a Composite Material Wind Turbine Rotor Blade.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP WINDSOR LOCKS CT HAMILTON STANDARD DIV

Personal Author(s) : Griffee, D. G., Jr ; Gustafson, R. E. ; More, E. R.

PDF Url : ADA304732

Report Date : NOV 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : NASA Lewis Research Center awarded Contract NAS3-l9773 to Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies Corporation on February 11, 1976. The contract covered the design, fabrication, and test of a composite material wind turbine rotor blade which would be compatible with an existing 125-foot (38.l M) diameter, 100 kW, wind generator system at the Plum Brook Station of Lewis Research Center, near Sandusky, Ohio. Studies conducted by Hamilton Standard as part of the General Electric Company team under NASA Contract NAS3-l9403 showed that light weight filament wound composite material wind turbine rotor blades would best meet the performance, structure, and cost objectives for a viable wind energy conversion system. The purpose of the work performed under this contract was to demonstrate the structural capability, ease of fabrication, and economic benefit of a filament wound fiberglass/epoxy matrix wind turbine rotor blade for a cost effective wind energy conversion system.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *GAS TURBINE BLADES, ECONOMICS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, OHIO, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), RESEARCH FACILITIES, COSTS, GAS TURBINE ROTORS.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE