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Title: Preform spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade

Abstract

A spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade. The spar cap may include multiple preform components. The multiple preform components may be planar sheets having a swept shape with a first end and a second end. The multiple preform components may be joined by mating the first end of a first preform component to the second end of a next preform component, forming the spar cap.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. Simpsonville, SC
  2. Greer, SC
  3. Enschede, NL
  4. Cantonment, FL
  5. Nijverdal, NL
  6. Daarlerveen, NL
  7. Pensacola, FL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1019558
Patent Number(s):
7976282
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/627,490
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F03 - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS F03D - WIND MOTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Livingston, Jamie T, Driver, Howard D, van Breugel, Sjef, Jenkins, Thomas B, Bakhuis, Jan Willem, Billen, Andrew J, and Riahi, Amir. Preform spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Livingston, Jamie T, Driver, Howard D, van Breugel, Sjef, Jenkins, Thomas B, Bakhuis, Jan Willem, Billen, Andrew J, & Riahi, Amir. Preform spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade. United States.
Livingston, Jamie T, Driver, Howard D, van Breugel, Sjef, Jenkins, Thomas B, Bakhuis, Jan Willem, Billen, Andrew J, and Riahi, Amir. Tue . "Preform spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1019558.
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title = {Preform spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade},
author = {Livingston, Jamie T and Driver, Howard D and van Breugel, Sjef and Jenkins, Thomas B and Bakhuis, Jan Willem and Billen, Andrew J and Riahi, Amir},
abstractNote = {A spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade. The spar cap may include multiple preform components. The multiple preform components may be planar sheets having a swept shape with a first end and a second end. The multiple preform components may be joined by mating the first end of a first preform component to the second end of a next preform component, forming the spar cap.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
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