Challenges in Development of Thermoplastic Rotorblades

FR blogThe WALiD project faces several challenges which will need to be solved if a new holistic concept for wind turbine blades is to be realised.

Partners need to combine material, process and design novelties which have to be well matched and they are able to meet these challenges by being part of a multidisciplinary team using a well balanced approach.

The new technologies, such as automated fibre placement with thermoplastic tapes are supported by simulation models and new design geometries for blades.  Furthermore, different technology combinations for the manufacturing of sandwich materials are currently being investigated and in parallel to this new demonstrator geometries and samples are being studied.