High Specification Offshore Blades: Work Package: 1B: Blades Design

Brown, R., Fletcher, T., Galbraith, R. and York, C. (2008) High Specification Offshore Blades: Work Package: 1B: Blades Design. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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This report outlines the current state of the art in offshore wind turbine blade aerodynamic design, along with the key technical limitations and possible technologies which may improve the aerodynamic design of blades and turbine rotors in the future. It is suggested that there are three principal areas in which aerodynamic improvements can be made to the design of offshore wind turbine systems: improved rotor system and blade tip design for operation at higher tip speeds, optimisation of wind farm design to alleviate aerodynamic interactions between individual turbines, and the aerodynamic feasibility of using structural mode coupling to achieve pitch and/or stall control of the loads on blades.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Additional Information:ITI Energy Contract Report 48276/1-1
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Galbraith, Professor Roderick and Fletcher, Dr Timothy and York, Dr Christopher and Brown, Dr Richard
Authors: Brown, R., Fletcher, T., Galbraith, R., and York, C.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
482761High Specification Offshore BladesChristopher YorkITI Scotland Ltd (ITI-SCOT)UNSPECIFIEDENG - AEROSPACE SCIENCES