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Blade, Root
and Tip

Shell
Core

Spar
Design

Outer
Coatings

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 … 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 … Improved modular concept of spar design: replacement of thermosets by thermoplastic composite structures to ensure lightweight, load-optimized design … Development of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic coating, improving environmental resistance, anti-icing properties and durability against abrasion combined with a new predictive simulation model …