On this essay a finite element we do a static simulation for the blades, the wind turbine tower and the part that connects the tower to the wind turbine structure. The simulation in Solidworks uses the displacement formulation of the finite element method to calculate component displacements, strains and stresses under external loads.
1 | To use Finite Element method to do the appropriate tests in order to improve designs of wind turbine blade, wind turbine tower and tower connection part.
2 | To apply different materials to each designed part and run simulations. For wind turbine blades thermoplastic materials an metal materials are tested.
For the wind turbine tower aluminium alloys and steel is compared.
3 | To change the design during the process and ensure the geometry remains in the linear elastic range and does not enter the plastic range.
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