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Quantification of Extreme-Scale Wind Turbine Performance Parameters due to Variations in Beam Properties

As wind turbine blades grow longer to further reduce LCOE and meet the increasing need for green energy, the importance of high-performance rotor designs with optimized and well-defined structural blade properties becomes crucial. In current blade …

Aero-Structural Design For a 3.4 MW Wind Turbine Using Plasma Actuator Based Load Control

The last few decades have seen a significant growth in wind turbine size and capacity. Due to larger rotors, blades experience higher loads and larger load fluctuations due to wind shear and turbulence. Reducing these extreme and fatigue loads of …

Aero-Structural Design Study of Extreme-Scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor Blades

In this paper we present a study to explore the design space of aero-structural performance of extreme-scale wind turbine blades. Traditionally, aerodynamics of the wind turbine blades has driven the design of the blade, but with blades reaching …

Design and Testing of a Scaled Demonstrator Turbine at the National Wind Technology Center

This paper discusses the design, manufacturing, and planned testing of a scaled demonstrator turbine as part of the Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project funded by the Advanced Project Research Agency-Energy. The scaled demonstrator …

Flutter Predictions in the Design of Extreme-Scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor Blades

With the increase in demand for and reduction in costs of clean energy, wind turbines offer a very promising solution. However, to make offshore wind energy one of the preferred sources of clean energy, there is a need to bring down the levelized …

Structural Design of a 1/5th Scale Gravo-Aeroelastically Scaled Wind Turbine Demonstrator Blade for Field Testing

This paper presents the structural design of a 21-meter 1/5th scale SUMR demonstrator (SUMR-D) blade, which was designed to replicate the full-scale behavior of a 104-meter SUMR13 initial blade rated at 13.2 MW. This is a challenging structural …

A High-Fidelity Design-Driven Wind Blade Manufacturing Model to Identify Opportunities to Reduce Wind Blade Costs

Aero-Structural Design and Optimization of a 250‐meter 50MW Wind Turbine Blade

Co-Design of a 3.4MW Wind Turbine with Integrated Plasma Actuator-based Load Control

Design and Cost Analysis of Segmented Blades for a 50MW Wind Turbine Rotor