Life prediction of wind turbine blades

Kyo Kook Jin, Mustafa Ghulam, Jin Ho Kim, Sung Kyu Ha, Beatriz Méndez López, Alvaro Gorostidi

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An advanced life prediction of a wind turbine blade subjected to creep and fatigue loading has been developed using micromechanics of failure (MMF) and accelerated test methods (ATM). The MMF, which was originally developed to predict the static strength of composites, was now extended to generate creep and fatigue master curves of a unidirectional ply from those of constituents. A life of a wind blade is then obtained using the master curves and load distribution calculated from finite element analysis of wind turbine blades.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherInternational Committee on Composite Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

Publication series

NameICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials



  • Fatigue
  • Life prediction
  • Micromechanics of failure
  • Wind turbine blades

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Jin, K. K., Ghulam, M., Kim, J. H., Ha, S. K., López, B. M., & Gorostidi, A. (2009). Life prediction of wind turbine blades. In ICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials). International Committee on Composite Materials.