Thermo-chemical simulation of a composite offshore vertical axis wind turbine blade

Ismet Baran, Cem Celal Tutum, Jesper Henri Hattel

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In the present study three dimensional steady state thermo-chemical simulation of a pultrusion process is investigated by using the finite element/nodal control volume (FE/NCV) technique. Pultrusion simulation of a composite having a C-shaped cross section is performed as a validation case. The obtained cure degree profiles for specific points match well with those in the literature. Following the validation case, the proposed numerical technique is applied to the modelling of the pultrusion of a composite blade which has a NACA0018 airfoil cross section. The effects of pulling speed and various set temperature schemes of heating platens on the quality of the composite NACA0018 blade are explored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012


ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012
Abbreviated titleEWEC 2012


  • Airfoil
  • Computational simulation
  • Curing
  • Finite element analysis
  • Pultrusion

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