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Title: 3D Concrete Printing Concept Could Solve Tall-Wind Dilemma

Abstract

When building a wind turbine, you want to make it as tall as possible to capture stronger, faster winds aloft. But taller tower bases become too large to be transported over the road—a constraint that has kept average U.S. wind turbine heights at 80 meters for the last 10 years. A Lab-Corps project undertaken by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found a potential solution: automated concrete manufacturing.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1337883
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 17 WIND ENERGY; NREL; LAB-CORPS; 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES; WIND TURBINE TOWERS; AUTOMATIC CONCRETE MANUFACTURING PROCESS; WIND TURBINE MANUFACTURERS

Citation Formats

Cotrell, Jason, Jenne, Scott, and Butterfield, Sandy. 3D Concrete Printing Concept Could Solve Tall-Wind Dilemma. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Cotrell, Jason, Jenne, Scott, & Butterfield, Sandy. 3D Concrete Printing Concept Could Solve Tall-Wind Dilemma. United States.
Cotrell, Jason, Jenne, Scott, and Butterfield, Sandy. Thu . "3D Concrete Printing Concept Could Solve Tall-Wind Dilemma". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337883.
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author = {Cotrell, Jason and Jenne, Scott and Butterfield, Sandy},
abstractNote = {When building a wind turbine, you want to make it as tall as possible to capture stronger, faster winds aloft. But taller tower bases become too large to be transported over the road—a constraint that has kept average U.S. wind turbine heights at 80 meters for the last 10 years. A Lab-Corps project undertaken by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found a potential solution: automated concrete manufacturing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
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