Automatic finite element modeling of wind turbines blade based on MATLAB

Sheng, Fan, Xiongwei, Liu and Lin, Wang (2013) Automatic finite element modeling of wind turbines blade based on MATLAB. CNKI, 2013 (3). Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-JSYY201...

Abstract

The blade which can extract energy from wind plays a key role in a wind turbine system. Recently, finite element technology has been widely used in modern wind turbine blade design and analysis. However, due to the extremely complicated geometry shape and structure lay-out of the blade, finite element modeling of the blade becomes a quite challenge task and consumes a lot of time. In order to improve the efficiency of wind turbine blade design and analysis, this paper integrates Matlab language and APDL (Ansys Parametric Design Language) to develop a Matlab GUI (Graphic User Interface),which can generate the APDL commands used for building up the finite element model of blade while complete the blade geometry design. A 10kW fixed-pitch stall-regulated wind turbine blade is chosen as a case study to demonstrate the efficiency, accuracy and practicality of this method.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: CNKI
Publisher: Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Sustainable Engineering
Additional Information: Xiongwei Liu was Chair of Sustainable Engineering at University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 14:18
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 14:18
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2800

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