An analytical model for deformation analysis of wind turbine adaptive blades

Hui Zhang, Alireza Maheri, Ali Daadbin, Philip Hackney

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An analytical model capable of predicting the induced deformation due to the presence of bend-twist and stretch-twist elastic couplings in multi-cell closed thin walled beams with arbitrary cross-sections is presented. For various structural and material configurations, the results obtained by the developed model are compared with the results of the finite element analysis. It is shown that the developed analytical model provides reasonable accuracy in predicting induced twist. The developed model is implemented in an aero-structure simulation environment for simulation of wind turbines utilising adaptive blades.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Structure and Materials VI
EditorsW. P. de Wilde, C. A. Brebbia, S. Hernandez
Place of PublicationSouthampton, UK
PublisherWIT Press
Number of pages528
ISBN (Print)978-1845645960
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameWIT transactions on the built environment
PublisherWIT Press
ISSN (Electronic)1746-4498


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