Structural optimisation of composite-constructed wind turbine blade in unsteady flow conditions

Mariana Salles Pereira Da Costa

This research project main aim is to reduce the wind turbine blade weight without interfering with the blade shape. In the initial stages of the research we developed an algorithm to optimise the blade structure. Initial results are promising and with further development of the algorithm it will be capable of producing an optimum blade structure that will improve the turbine overall performance and it will have lower manufacturing cost.