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Within an EU research programme the long term fatigue behaviour of glass fibre composites used in wind turbine rotor blades was investigated by several research institues. The aim was to get basic information for possible design limits of new rotor blades. Up to that time they were relatively conservative compared to those in sailplanes, since for the application on a rotor no extreme weight saving was needed. This book collects and evaluates the results of the project achieved on the fatigue data of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP) in materials and components of rotor blades. The content of the Sections 1, 2 and 3 was taken from the individual final reports of each co-author. Section 4 presents the data of Section 2 in statistically evaluated manner to make the data comparable and to give a basis for safe design allowables.

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Authors: KENSCHE C W (EDITOR), Deutsche Forschungsansalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt eV, Institute of Structures and Design, Stuttgart (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16684 EN (1996) 250pp., FS, ECU 30.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4361-6
Record Number: 199610420 / Last updated on: 1996-05-20
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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