Materials Challenges for Wind Turbines
Guest speaker: Dr Ian Stewart, Manager of Design for Manufacture and Systems, Vestas Blades Technology.
On Wednesday, May 22, speakers from Vestas and Granta Design discussed the importance of materials information technology to materials challenges in the design and manufacture of wind turbines. Register to watch a recording ‘on-demand’ to hear an industry case study, to learn about typical requirements for managing materials data, and to find out how meeting these requirements helps to:
- Enable a fast, effective iterative design process
- Balance cost and performance as you push materials boundaries
- Improve product reliability and avoid unplanned down-time
- Support wind energy certiﬁcation and compliance with wind turbine standards
What you will learn
We need bigger, lighter, and more cost effective wind turbine blades and towers, and more efficient and reliable drivetrains. The materials information required for such innovation is complex to manage and use. Through a case study presentation from Vestas and a demonstration of the GRANTA MI materials information management software, this web seminar will:
- Explore requirements for managing data from testing, QA, research, and design—and how they are met.
- Explain how to address the complexities of composite data—for example, dependencies on geometry and process history that make properties speciﬁc to each application.
- Discuss the advantages of retaining corporate materials knowledge and of zero data loss.
- Outline how traceability and data aggregation can provide greater statistical confidence in materials data, helping engineers to push materials closer to their performance limits.
- Demonstrate Granta’s extensive materials reference data for composites and steels; examples include data from the AGATE, N-CAMP, and CMH-17 composites projects.
- Show tools for delivering materials data to simulation engineers and designers, when and where they need it (e.g., within CAD, PLM, or CAE).
Who will benefit?
- Managers of materials, design, or R&D in wind technology—see how materials information technology can speed the design to manufacture (D2M) process, support innovation, aid certification, and reduce risk and cost.
- Materials engineers—learn about the benefits of a single, fully-traceable, source for your organization’s test and design data, combined with easy access to quality materials reference data and tools for analysis and materials decisions.
- Designers and analysts—discover how effective materials information technology can reduce delays in design and provide you with quick, error-free access to the materials data you need within your standard CAD, CAE, or PLM software.