Lighter, stronger and more efficient wind turbines with the help of nanotechnology

Lighter, stronger and more efficient wind turbines with the help of nanotechnology

Scientists at Case Western University have recently developed a shovel for a wind turbine that is lighter and stronger than conventional prototypes. Increasing the size of wind turbines in order to strengthen their energy capacity is a difficult task, especially if we take into account that with increasing blade increases the possibility of damage and base can hardly

Scientists at Case Western University have recently developed a shovel for a wind turbine that is lighter and stronger than conventional prototypes.

Increasing the size of wind turbines in order to strengthen their energy capacity is a difficult task, especially if we take into account that with increasing blade increases the possibility of damage and base can hardly stand the weight.

However, the Case Western University have recently developed a new composite material of polyurethane base that is reinforced by carbon nanotubes, which are made much easier and eight times more resistant than conventional materials used in construction of wind turbine blades.

“The results of mechanical testing polyurethane reinforced with carbon nanotubes have shown that this material is significantly superior to currently used materials for the manufacture wind turbine blades”, said Ica Manas-Zloczower, professor of macromolecular science and engineering. The blades were developed by a postdoctoral research at the Department of macromolecular science and engineering, Marcio Loos, with the help of colleagues at Case Western’s.

Source: www.croenergo.eu

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