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Delegates are invited to meet and discuss with the poster presenters in this topic directly after the session 'Materials: Challenges and potentials' taking place on Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 09:00-10:30. The meet-the-authors will take place in the poster area.

Georg Adolphs Owens Corning, Spain
Co-authors:
Adolphs Georg (1) F P
(1) Owens Corning, Sabadell, Spain

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Abstract

Advances in glass fiber properties and their application in wind industry

Introduction

Further information will be given if the abtsract is of any interest.

Within suitable materials for wind turbine blades, composites using glass, carbon and natural
fiber are considered. Other fiber (UHDPE etc.) could not proof their suitability yet.

Better modulus and fatigue properties at reasonable cost have been required for years.
The introduction of new high modulus glass fiber types has started as an answer to this in the
past years and a discussion about the use of comparatively expensive carbon fiber is ongoing.

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Approach

Further information will be given if the abtsract is of any interest.

Within suitable materials for wind turbine blades, composites using glass, carbon and natural
fiber are considered. Other fiber (UHDPE etc.) could not proof their suitability yet.

Better modulus and fatigue properties at reasonable cost have been required for years.
The introduction of new high modulus glass fiber types has started as an answer to this in the
past years and a discussion about the use of comparatively expensive carbon fiber is ongoing.


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Main body of abstract

Furher information will be given if the abstarct is of any interest.

Within suitable materials for wind turbine blades, composites using glass, carbon and natural
fiber are considered. Other fiber (UHDPE etc.) could not proof their suitability yet.

Better modulus and fatigue properties at reasonable cost have been required for years.
The introduction of new high modulus glass fiber types has started as an answer to this in the
past years and a discussion about the use of comparatively expensive carbon fiber is ongoing.

As glass developer and producer the future limits are defined by the market acceptance of new glass
formulations and composite production methods.

This paper shows the current status and highlights possible property/cost improvements and
its magnitude with detailed material properties based on own data and reserach.

Leraning objective should be to give an overview of state of the art and new possibilitioes derived
from advances in reinforcement fiber materials. Possible use in blade design of the improved
material can be shown.

Conclusion

As glass developer and producer the future limits are defined by the market acceptance of new glass
formulations and composite production methods.

This paper shows the current status and highlights possible property/cost improvements and
its magnitude with detailed material properties based on own data and reserach.

Furrther infiormation will be given if this paper is of any interest.


Learning objectives
Leraning objective should be to give an overview of state of the art and new possibilitioes derived
from advances in reinforcement fiber materials. Possible use in blade design of the improved
material can be shown.