Triblade rotor blades preliminary study

​Triblade is a novel technology for wind turbine rotor blades that allows blades to be longer, stronger and much lighter than today. Using the same material as in standard blades, Triblade will reduce blade weight by up to 80 % and potentially make it possible to manufacture blades twice as long as today. In the project, analysis on structural and aerodynamic performance have been completed through simulations, a draft design for Chalmers’ test turbine has been completed, wind tunnel tests are scheduled, and a prototype of a critical part of the design is under development.

Published: Tue 02 Feb 2016.