Paper Title
Composite Design Optimization and Weight Reduction for 10kw Hawt Blade

This paper presents to evaluate the structural performance of wind turbine blade with different parameter included in the design to reduce weight. The work considers composite design optimizing of Horizontal Axis wind turbine with respect to minimizing the weight as much as possible with same stiffness/strength. The composite design optimization were attempted on sub-components of the blade such as top pressure shell, Bottom pressure shell, shear web, spar caps and orientation of layup sequence as per initial design. The number of layers and the location of layers in the sub components are considered as design variables. Structural linear static analysis is performed on the existing model of the blade. The optimization results are described and compared with the original design. It shows that the method used in this study is efficient and produces improved designs. Keywords - Wind turbine, Blade Design, CFRP, Optimization