WP 7.1 - Efficient blade structure

The objective

is to provide a basis for the validation of structural design methodologies through experiments
on blade subcomponents. Furthermore, the aim is to improve the state of the art design methods, so as to take into consideration the behaviour of structural details, which due to the size increase of the blades have or will become important to the design of the wind turbine component. These will ultimately lead to the design of more efficient blade structures, through use of validated and improved structural analysis methodology.