Carbo4Power’s main objective is to develop a new generation of lightweight, high strength, multifunctional, digitalized multi-materials for offshore turbine rotor blades that will increase their operational performance and durability while reducing the cost of energy production, maintenance, and their environmental impact.
Within Carbo4Power project, BioG3D has undertaken the development of an optimization framework for Wind Turbine Bladelet aerodynamic design and topology optimization via simulation under conditions akin to the actual operating point. The aim is to improve the overall efficiency of the blade by maximizing the output torque while safely decreasing the weight of the part. Furthermore, the implementation of volumetric lattice structures into the internal structure of a Tidal Blade internal Stiffener is under investigation, towards substantial weight reduction of the component. Within this context BioG3D will also manufacture scaled-down prototypes of the bladelet and the stiffeners to be employed for validation tests and performance assessment, through large format Vat photopolymerization, by optimizing process parameters to maximize accuracy and achieve targeted surface quality.