Designing for Performance: Wind Turbine Durability
Fatigue is an important design consideration for modern wind turbines. In this webinar we describe how fatigue failure locations and fatigue life estimates can be obtained using Finite Element-based stress analysis. Guidance is given on selecting appropriate material parameters and load spectra, along with advice on how to optimize the analysis for faster preliminary design assessments.
An overview of the theory is also presented for those who are new to FE-based fatigue analysis.
Originally presented: June 30, 2009