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Wind Energy: Engineering Plastics & Advanced Composites Innovations

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Recorded on Mar 4, 2014

Identify opportunities / prioritize your R&D projects with a structured review of commercial & lab stage innovations (materials & applications) in the fast-changing wind energy market.

2014 innovations in focus: development of giant 10-15 MW turbines, VABS modeling for composite blade design optimization, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine System (VAWTS)…

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Donald Rosato Presented By:
Donald Rosato
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

The wind turbine industry is the fastest growing energy sector recording consistent growth between 20 and 25% over the last 10 years. It has become one of the world’s largest markets for engineering plastics and composites.


  1. Get in one place everything you need to make wise decisions for your wind energy developments (reinforcement materials, engineering plastics, composites, part design...)
  2. Update on routes currently explored to make wind energy more competitive: robotic lay-up, finishing techniques, two-piece blades, fast cure materials...
  3. Clarify performance targets that are required to stay in tune with the fast-evolving wind energy market
Wind Energy

Who should view this course?

All those with an interest for innovation in wind energy, and especially if:
  • You supply reinforcement materials
  • You develop high performance plastics & composites
  • You design structural parts
  • Course Outline

    Don Rosato has closely followed everything that happened in the wind energy market and he will now share a structured overview:

    1. Wind Energy Overview
            • Market Drivers in Wind Energy
            • Technology Trends in Wind Energy


    2. Material Advances in Wind Energy
            • Thermoplastic Advances in Wind Turbines
            • Thermoset Innovations in Wind Energy
            • Fiber Reinforcement Developments


    3. Wind Turbine Processing Developments
            • Blade Manufacturing Advances
            • Turbine Performance Simulation & Monitoring


    4. Emerging Wind Power & Related Applications
            • Vertical Axis Turbines
            • Horizontal Axis Turbines
            • Wave/Tidal Energy Turbines


    5. Future Plastics Opportunities in Wind Energy Applications


    6. Major Plastics/Wind Energy Players/Related References

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