The influence of the metal mesh to the attachment manner of CFRP wind turbine blades

Zixin Guo, Wanshui Yu, Zhiyang Fang, Minhao Zhang, Hongbo Li, Qingmin Li, Wah Hoon Siew

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Abstract

Wind turbine blade with carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) beam has much better mechanism performance. However, it faces the severe problem of lightning protection due to the conductivity of CFRP. Metal mesh are installed on CFRP blades by many manufacturers in order to protect the main beam. The performance of the metal mesh was not fully tested with real blade tip. In this paper, the blade tip equipped with tip receptor and fully covered mesh are tested under both negative and positive switching impulses. The results show that the mesh has little influence on the attachment manner. The results between none-mesh GFRP and with-mesh CFRP blade is also compared.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 11th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2019
EventThe 11th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceThe 11th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning
Abbreviated titleAPL 2019
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/06/1914/06/19

Keywords

  • lightning protection system
  • wind turbine blade
  • attachment process
  • CFRP

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    Guo, Z., Yu, W., Fang, Z., Zhang, M., Li, H., Li, Q., & Siew, W. H. (Accepted/In press). The influence of the metal mesh to the attachment manner of CFRP wind turbine blades. In The 11th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning IEEE.