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Title: Wind turbine rotor blades with load-transferring exterior panels

Abstract

Rotor blades for a wind turbines include a structural support member disposed internal the rotor blade that extends for at least a portion of a rotor blade span length and an airfoil structure supported by the structural support member, the airfoil structure comprising a shell portion and at least one load-transferring exterior panel. The shell portion and the at least one load-transferring exterior panel combine to form an aerodynamic profile comprising a leading edge opposite a trailing edge and a pressure side opposite a suction side. Moreover, the shell portion and the at least one load-transferring exterior panel are independently connected to the structural support member.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1459660
Patent Number(s):
10006436
Application Number:
14/574,523
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F03 - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS F03D - WIND MOTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Dec 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Caruso, Christopher Daniel, Stewart, Edward McBeth, and Yarbrough, Aaron Alpheus. Wind turbine rotor blades with load-transferring exterior panels. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Caruso, Christopher Daniel, Stewart, Edward McBeth, & Yarbrough, Aaron Alpheus. Wind turbine rotor blades with load-transferring exterior panels. United States.
Caruso, Christopher Daniel, Stewart, Edward McBeth, and Yarbrough, Aaron Alpheus. Tue . "Wind turbine rotor blades with load-transferring exterior panels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1459660.
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abstractNote = {Rotor blades for a wind turbines include a structural support member disposed internal the rotor blade that extends for at least a portion of a rotor blade span length and an airfoil structure supported by the structural support member, the airfoil structure comprising a shell portion and at least one load-transferring exterior panel. The shell portion and the at least one load-transferring exterior panel combine to form an aerodynamic profile comprising a leading edge opposite a trailing edge and a pressure side opposite a suction side. Moreover, the shell portion and the at least one load-transferring exterior panel are independently connected to the structural support member.},
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