Design Optimization and Mechanical Simulation about GRP Blades of the Vertical Axis Wind-Driven Generator

Weijie Wang, Jianhui Zhang, Xuezeng Zhao, Yuanjiang Zhang, and Nan Liu

Keywords

wind power, verticalaxis, optimal design, fiberglass blade

Abstract

In this paper, a specific type of vertical-axis wind turbine is discussed. For the complex structure of this specific vertical-axis wind turbine, the structures of certain parts are optimized and improved. Size of bolts that connect the root of blade with the vertical shaft is designed. Also, the improved structure is proved reasonable using Solidworks Simulation. Through the optimization and improvement of structure, the blade of the discussed vertical-axis wind turbine becomes simper and lighter. As a result, the transportation and installation costs of blade are reduced.

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