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With Larger Rotor Blades, New Strains Come into Play
External wear and tear such as erosions on the leading edge of the rotor blade, tension cracks as well as large-scale UV damage are common fatigue phenomena.
But with rotor blades being extended by up to 15 metres, new strains come into play, as Tilman Weber explains in his article "Robust Blades and Foundations" published in Erneuerbare Energien in February 2014. Read the full article for free here: