Accession Number : ADA305772
Title : Design, Fabrication, Test, and Evaluation of A Prototype 150-Foot Long Composite Wind Turbine Blade.
Corporate Author : KAMAN AEROSPACE CORP BLOOMFIELD CT
Personal Author(s) : Gewehr, Herbert W.
PDF Url : ADA305772
Report Date : SEP 1979
Pagination or Media Count : 139
Abstract : This report describes the design, fabrication, test, and evaluation of a prototype 150-foot long composite wind turbine blade. The objective of the program was to develop the engineering and fabrication technology for blades in this unprecented size range having the potential for low cost fabrication in production quantities. The major part of the engineering effort on this project was devoted to structural design and material selection which are compatible with low cost fabrication methods and objectives.
Descriptors : *TURBINE BLADES, METHODOLOGY, PRODUCTION, LOW COSTS, QUANTITY, MATERIALS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FABRICATION, SELECTION, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING.
Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE