High Specification Offshore Blades Work Package: 1D: Blade Manufacturing

York, C. (2008) High Specification Offshore Blades Work Package: 1D: Blade Manufacturing. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Blades are regarded as the only component unique to wind turbine blades. They represent only 10 – 15% of the total system cost so the perception is that a reduction in the cost of energy through blade cost improvements is constrained. However, the use of advanced manufacturing technologies is expected to directly reduce cost savings. The aim of this report is therefore to identify manufacturing technologies offering potential for facilitate the construction of very large offshore blades and their potential for (patentable) intellectual property exploitation. This report should be read in conjunction with Package 1C.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Additional Information:ITI Energy Contract Report 48276/1-3
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:York, Dr Christopher
Authors: 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 Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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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