風力発電機FRPブレードの大電流雷模擬試験 [in Japanese] Large Current Lightning Mimic Test for FRP Blades of Wind Turbine Generators [in Japanese]
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In Japan, lightning damage to FRP blades of wind turbine generators has been increasing in parallel with the recent increase in the installation of wind turbine generators. Therefore, we established a test method, while clarifying the destructive climate of lightning, and examined a method of preventing destruction.<br>A high-voltage test clearly showed that lightning easily penetrates FRP that is not processed to be conductive. Moreover, after developing a test method, an examination with a large current successfully reproduced blade damage, and revealed the failure mechanism, which explains breakdowns of actual machines. If lightning penetrates a FRP blade, the air temperature inside the blade rises. As a result, pressure increases and the blade is damaged. Moreover, the breakdown of positive polarity (winter) lightning can be examined with a large current that is generated by a short circuit generator.
- IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy 127(3), 531-536, 2007-03-01
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan