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