Dataset for the structural performance assessment and material cost optimisation of hybrid carbon/glass fibre 10 MW wind turbine blades
This dataset has been used in a study on the structural design of hybrid carbon/glass fibre wind turbine blades of a 10 MW wind turbine, with the design aims to control the blade mass and material costs. The hybrid blade structural responses under extreme wind loads, which are analysed by finite-element (FE) modelling, are the main concern. Two design case studies, based on different methodologies, are conducted to explore the structural performance and material costs of hybrid blades with varying carbon fibre-reinforcement polymer (CFRP) and glass fibre-reinforcement polymer (GFRP) portions. The first design methodology is based on the laminate replacement of the reference blade, while the second methodology utilises a genetic algorithm to optimise the costs of hybrid blade material. This data is used in a manuscript submitted to Composite Structures on 10th August 2020.