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The use of timber in wind turbines.

Platts, MJ (1984) The use of timber in wind turbines.

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The advantages of timber in wind turbine blade construction are discussed, and its properties emphasized. The use of timber/epoxy construction enables a high technical specification to be achieved. Tables are given for specific compressive strengths, fatigue strengths and flexural modulus for wind epoxy and glass reinforced polyester composites. Cost ratios are also discussed for the two materials and the cost advantage for wood is emphasized. (A.J.)

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Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:49
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