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Wind Blade Using Cost-Effective Advanced Composite Lightweight Design

Obiettivo

WALiD will combine design, material and process developments using thermoplastic materials to create cost-efficient, lightweight and recyclable blades which will be demonstrated by industrial end-users. The power generated by off-shore wind turbines is proportional to the rotor plane area of the blade. However, the weight of large blades puts the materials used under considerable strain, leading to shorter operational life. Off-shore wind turbines operate under harsh conditions e.g. extreme temperatures, humidity & salt conditions. Despite these critical technical requirements for strength and stability, the materials must be cost-efficient and recyclable. The key innovation in WALiD is the introduction of thermoplastic composite materials and processing into wind blade applications. These materials can replace thermoset-based materials in the root, tip and shear web, leading to the following advantages:
1. Improved design of blade root, connection concept and tip: strain analysis on the blade will enable high-performance thermoplastic composites to replace thermosetting components, saving costs and weight.
2. Replacement of the shell core with thermoplastic foam materials: the density of the core material can be modified to the specific load, optimizing the weight/stability profile. Further cost and weight savings will result from processing (elimination of cutting process, no infiltration of resin into empty spaces).
3. Improved modular concept of shear web design: replacement of thermosets by thermoplastic composite structures to ensure lightweight, load-optimized design.
4. Development of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic coating, improving environmental resistance, anti-icing properties and durability against abrasion combined with a new predictive simulation model.
Strong industrial participation (74% of the project budget) with an accompanying unfunded Industrial Exploitation Board will ensure the commercial relevance and exploitation of these developments.

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Coordinatore

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germania

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
Contributo UE
€ 831 478,50

Partecipanti (14)

WPS WINDRAD POWER SYSTEMS GMBH

Partecipazione conclusa

Germania
Indirizzo
Verbindungsstrasse 6
18209 Bad Doberan
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Cornelia Groth
Norner Innovation AS

Partecipazione conclusa

Norvegia
Indirizzo
Asdalstrand 291
3960 Stathelle
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Thor Kamfjord (Mr.)
SMITHERS RAPRA AND SMITHERS PIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 516 849,45
Indirizzo
Shrewsbury Road
SY4 4NR Shrewsbury

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Suzanne Wilkinson (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 336 010,71
Indirizzo
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Martin De Jong (Mr.)
A.P.T. ARCHIMEDES POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES LTD

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Cipro
Contributo UE
€ 120 148,01
Indirizzo
Nikirorou Lytra 4
3095 Lemesos
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Christopher Barry Price (Mr.)
PPG Industries Fiber Glass bv
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 134 400
Indirizzo
Energieweg 3
9608PZ Westerbroek

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Jaap Van Der Woude (Dr.)
Norner AS

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Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 58 950,88
Indirizzo
Asdalstrand 291
3960 Stathelle
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Thor Kamfjord (Mr.)
COMFIL APS
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 593 494
Indirizzo
Karolinelundsvej 2
8883 Gjern

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Hans Rasmus Knudsen (Mr.)
LOIRETECH HOLDING SAS

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Francia
Contributo UE
€ 14 255,39
Indirizzo
Zac De La Verdiere
44470 Mauves Sur Loire
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Marc Moret (Mr.)
CORIOLIS COMPOSITES SAS
Francia
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€ 335 550
Indirizzo
Cours Général Giraud 8
69001 Lyon

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Clementine Gallet (Ms.)
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 100 000
Indirizzo
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Annetta Van Wijk (Ms.)
WINDRAD ENGINEERING GMBH
Germania
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€ 282 584
Indirizzo
Verbindungstrasse 6
18209 Bad Doberan

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Cornelia Groth
Norner Research AS
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 374 500,01
Indirizzo
Asdalstrand 291
3960 Stathelle

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Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Unni Elisabeth Gausdal (Ms.)
LOIRETECH MAUVES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 266 576,05
Indirizzo
Zac De La Verdiere
44470 Mauves Sur Loire

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Loïc Penanhoat (Mr.)