ECN publication
BUCKBLADE: state of the art of buckling load analysis tools for rotor blades
Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1997
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--97-080 ECN publication
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The BUCKBLADE project aims at exploration and investigation of theexisting tools for buckling load prediction of rotor blade constructions. The investigation aims to asses the relevant aspects for buckling of rotor blades, to collect and describe a number of buckling load prediction methods and to perform a validation. From the reports of those individual tasks a compilation is made in the form of the underlying state-of-the-art report. The specific aspects for buckling of rotor blades are described using a notation that is also used in many of the prediction tools and methods. The prediction tools and methods are described in such detail that they can be used for application. Finally, the results of the so-called 'Phase-I' evaluation, dealing with seven well described reference problems, is reported. The conclusions drawn here refer mostly to the modelling of specific aspects and not to the applicability to rotor blade design. 18 figs., 46 refs., 2 appendices

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