Accession Number : ADA306042

Title :   Design, Evaluation, and Fabrication of Low-Cost Composite Blades for Intermediate-Size Wind Turbines.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES INDUSTRIES INC POMONA CA

Personal Author(s) : Weingart, Oscar

PDF Url : ADA306042

Report Date : SEP 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : This report describes the low-cost composite blade program, carried out by Structural Composites Industries, Inc. (SCI) under a contract to NASA-Lewis Research Center, (NASA), funded by the Department Of Energy (DOE), involving design, evaluation and fabrication of a pair of low-cost composite rotor blades (LCCB) for the MOD-OA wind turbine. The objectives of the program were to identify low cost approaches to the design and fabrication of blades for a two-bladed 200 kW wind turbine and to assess the applicability of the techniques to larger and smaller blades. Rotor blades represent a substantial portion of the cost of intermediate to large-size wind turbines, hence low-cost blades are needed to improve the overall cost effectiveness of these systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *ROTOR BLADES, INDUSTRIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), LOW COSTS, WIND, FABRICATION, BLADES, COSTS, TURBINES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE