Development of high performance composite bend-twist coupled blades for a horizontal axis tidal turbine


Nicholls-Lee, R.F., Boyd, S.W. and Turnock, S.R. (2009) Development of high performance composite bend-twist coupled blades for a horizontal axis tidal turbine. In, 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, Edinburgh, UK, 27 - 31 Jul 2009. London, UK, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining10pp.

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Development of a design methodology for a composite, bend-twist coupled, tidal turbine blade has been undertaken. Numerical modelling was used to predict the response of the main structural member for the adaptive blade. An experimental method for validation is described. The analysis indicates a non-linear blade twist response.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Adaptive, bend-twist coupling, renewable energy, smart materials, tidal turbine.
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 67325
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
Publisher: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67325

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