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Description: This case study shows how to choose materials for strength limits designs of offshore wind turbine towers at minimum cost. It introduces Ashby charts in using materials indices.
Keywords: bending • wind turbine • renewable energy • fracture toughness • yield stress • stiffness • UV radiation • temperature • Ashby chart • low-alloys steels • aluminium alloys • wood
Categories: Materials > Hybrids > Natural materials > Wood
Materials > Metals & alloys > Alloy steels
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Applications > Energy > Renewable energy
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Yield strength
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Fracture toughness
Other topics > Design
Other topics > Material selection
Created by: M.F. Ashby, University of Cambridge
Granta Design
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Date created: 30 August 2010
Date added: 16 December 2010
Resource ID: 3319