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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Ciaran R.
dc.contributor.authorLeen, Sean B.
dc.contributor.authorÓ'Brádaigh, Conchúr
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-31T13:11:27Z
dc.date.available2014-01-31T13:11:27Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-06
dc.identifier.citationKennedy, CR,Leen, SB,Bradaigh, CMO (2012) 'A preliminary design methodology for fatigue life prediction of polymer composites for tidal turbine blades'. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applications, 226 :203-218.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/4112
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractTidal turbine blades experience significant fatigue cycles during operation and it is expected that fatigue strength will be a major consideration in their design. Glass fibre reinforced polymers are a candidate low-cost material for this application. This article presents a methodology for preliminary fatigue design of glass fibre reinforced polymer tidal turbine blades. The methodology combines: (a) a hydrodynamic model for calculation of local distributions of fluid-blade forces; (b) a finite element structural model for prediction of blade strain distributions; (c) a fatigue damage accumulation model, which incorporates mean stress effects; and (d) uniaxial fatigue testing of two candidate glass fibre reinforced polymer materials (for illustrative purposes). The methodology is applied here for the preliminary design of a three-bladed tidal turbine concept, including tower shadow effects, and comparative assessment of pitch-and stall-regulated control with respect to fatigue performance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applicationsen
dc.subjectTidal turbine fatigue predictionen_US
dc.subjectGlass fibre reinforced polymeren_US
dc.subjectHydrodynamicen_US
dc.subjectFinite elementen_US
dc.subjectMarine current turbinesen_US
dc.subjectWind turbinesen_US
dc.subjectCrack growthen_US
dc.subjectDamageen_US
dc.subjectStrengthen_US
dc.subjectBehavioren_US
dc.subjectFailureen_US
dc.subjectMatrixen_US
dc.subjectImpacten_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.titleA preliminary design methodology for fatigue life prediction of polymer composites for tidal turbine bladesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-12-12T12:44:28Z
dc.identifier.doiDOI 10.1177/1464420712443330
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464420712443330en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactConchur Ó Brádaigh, College Of Eng & Informatics, Room 2044, Engineering Building, Nui Galway. 2792 Email: conchur.obradaigh@nuigalway.ie
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