Mechanical Analysis of a Composite Windmill Spinner

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Find out an example of what we do at QuEST Global for power generation industry. Be it conventional power generation or non-conventional power generation. This case study particularly highlights some structural mechanical analysis conducted on the spinner of a windmill made from advanced composite materials.

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Mechanical Analysis of a Composite Windmill Spinner

  1. 1. ©2012 QuEST Global Services Pte Ltd. The information in this document is the property of QuEST Global Services Pte Ltd. and may not be copied or communicated to a third party or used for any purpose other than that for which it is supplied without the written consent of QuEST Global Services Pte Ltd. Mechanical Analysis of Composite Windmill Spinner
  2. 2. ©2012 QuEST Global Services Pte Ltd. Confidential 2 Mechanical analysis of windmill spinner made of composites 3D model Layup plot for main laminate Layup plot for Ribs Product Windmill spinner Objective / Scope Evaluate the strength and stiffness of the windmill spinner made of glass fibre reinforced composites by performing a linear elastic finite element analysis as per customer guidelines. Tasks Executed • Complete structure meshed using shell181 element. • Laminate structure simulated by section properties. • Static structural analysis carried out for different layups Impact Behavior of spinner for different layups characterized

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