A Summary of the Fatigue Properties of Wind Turbine Materials

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Modern wind turbines are fatigue critical machines that are typically used to produce electrical power from the wind. The materials used to construct these machines are subjected to a unique loading spectrum that contains several orders of magnitude more cycles than other fatigue critical structures, e.g., an airplane. To facilitate fatigue designs, a large database of material properties has been generated over the past several years that is specialized to materials typically used in wind turbines. In this paper, I review these fatigue data. Major sections are devoted to the properties developed for wood, metals (primarily aluminum) and fiberglass. Special ... continued below

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SUTHERLAND, HERBERT J. October 7, 1999.

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Modern wind turbines are fatigue critical machines that are typically used to produce electrical power from the wind. The materials used to construct these machines are subjected to a unique loading spectrum that contains several orders of magnitude more cycles than other fatigue critical structures, e.g., an airplane. To facilitate fatigue designs, a large database of material properties has been generated over the past several years that is specialized to materials typically used in wind turbines. In this paper, I review these fatigue data. Major sections are devoted to the properties developed for wood, metals (primarily aluminum) and fiberglass. Special emphasis is placed on the fiberglass discussion because this material is current the material of choice for wind turbine blades. The paper focuses on the data developed in the U.S., but cites European references that provide important insights.

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OSTI as DE00012694

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  • Journal Name: Wind Energy; Other Information: Submitted to Wind Energy

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  • Report No.: SAND99-2613J
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 12694
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SUTHERLAND, HERBERT J. A Summary of the Fatigue Properties of Wind Turbine Materials, article, October 7, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621567/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.