Structural analysis of an isolated SAMIRA blade

Kailash, K and Prakash, S (1989) Structural analysis of an isolated SAMIRA blade. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    This report presents analysis of an isolated blade of NAL designed windmill SAMIRA. The blade has an aluminium skin mounted on a mild steel spar and frame work. The blade has a full span loading edge regulating flap. The flap is connected to the spar by four sets of spring plates and a shock absorber to damp the flapping vibrations. A single blade is modelled using a preprocesser FEMGEN and analysed using a finite element analysis package called ASKA. The static analysis is carried out with pressure loading equivalent to a normal load calculated at a velocity of 50 m/sec. The dynamic analysis is carried out to get the modes and modeshapes of the blade. The validity of the model is established by an experimental study.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Blades;Finite elements;Static analysis;Dynamic analysis
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme, Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 16:28
    Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 14:41

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