Determination of Elastic Twist in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTs)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report presents the results of a project at the Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) which measured and calculated the elastic twist of three representative composite horizontal-axis blades: Carter 300, Gougeon ESI 54, and UTRC 8 kW.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages170
StatePublished - 2006

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Alternative Energy Institute, West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-500-12087


  • AEI
  • Carter 300
  • classical beam analysis
  • Gougeon ESI 54
  • mass-elastic triangulation
  • SERI
  • UTRC 8 kW


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