Bamboo as a potential material used for windmill turbine blades

Jie Xu, Yinyao Qin & Yu Zhang

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

A mass of studies about windmill turbine blades have been addressed in the recent few decades. This report focus on the development of using bamboo composite materials for producing windmill turbine blades related to the life cycle assessment with sustainable perspective. So we made the problem formulation like this: How can bamboo fibers be used in the design and production of wind mill blades and how would it influence the impact of wind mill blades in a lifecycle perspective? In order to answer this question, we made a research about the properties of bamboo material and made a LCA to compare the performance between bamboo turbine blades and glass fiber turbine blades with sustainable perspective. The result concluded that bamboo material fulfilled the requirement of constructing a turbine blade and has a high performance associated with sustainable development.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2009
VejledereInger Stauning & Bent Søndergård

Emneord

  • wind turbine blades
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Bamboo
  • Sustainable development