- Reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades
- Examines the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades
- Provides an invaluable reference for researchers and innovators in the field of wind
Part I: Wind turbine blade design: challenges and developments 1. Introduction to wind turbine blade design 2. Loads on wind turbine blades 3. Aerodynamic design of wind turbine rotors 4. Aerodynamic characteristics of wind turbine blade airfoils 5. Aeroelastic design of wind turbine blades
Part II: Fatigue behaviour of composite wind turbine blades 6. Fatigue as a design driver for composite wind turbine blades 7. Effects of resin and reinforcement variations on fatigue resistance of wind turbine blades 8. Fatigue life prediction of wind turbine blade composite materials 9. Micromechanical modelling of wind turbine blade materials 10. Probabilistic design of wind turbine blades
Part III: Advances in wind turbine blade materials, development and testing 11. Biobased composites: materials, properties and potential applications as wind turbine blade materials 12. Surface protection and coatings for wind turbine rotor blades 13. Design, manufacture and testing of small wind turbine blades 14. Wind turbine blade structural performance testing
Prof. Povl Brøndsted leads a research program on composites and material mechanics at the Materials Research Department in the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark.
Nijssen, Rogier P. L.
Dr Rogier Nijssen is a research scientist at the Knowledge Centre Wind Turbine Materials and Constructions, The Netherlands. Their research has been both in research contracts and in public projects. Brøndsted and Nijssen have worked together in material research consortia such as the European Optimat and Upwind projects.