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Sandia Blade and Turbine Design Models: Reports and Model Files

Large Offshore Rotor Model Download

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Blade Models: Detailed Design Information

(Blade Key: SNL[length(m)]-[version])

Blade Designation Blade Report Brief Description Design Scorecard Model Files Mini-report
“SNL100-00” SAND2011-3779 (1.22MB PDF) Sandia 100m All-glass Baseline Blade SNL100-00 Design Scorecard (327KB PDF) SNL100-00 Model Files Description Report(447KB PDF)
“SNL100-01” SAND2013-1178 Sandia 100m Blade with Carbon Spar SNL100-01 Design Scorecard (332KB PDF) SNL100-01 Model Files Description Report
(1.25MB PDF)
“SNL100-02” SAND2013-10162 Sandia 100-meter Blade with Advanced Core Strategy See SAND2013-10162
“SNL100-03” SAND2014-18129 Sandia 100-meter Blade with Flatback Airfoils See SAND2014-18129

Turbine Models

(Turbine Key: SNL[rating(MW)]-[blade version]-[siting/foundation type])

Turbine Designation

Brief Description

Model Files Mini-report

SNL13.2MW-00-Land

13.2MW land-based turbine model with SNL100-00 Blades

SNL13.2MW-00-Land Model Files Description Report (321KB PDF)

SNL13.2MW-01-Land

SNL13.2MW-02-Land

13.2MW land-based turbine with SNL100-01 or SNL100-02 Blades

Refer to “SNL13.2MW-00-Land” Turbine and “SNL100-01” or “SNL100-02” Blade Downloads

SNL13.2MW-03-Land

13.2 MW land-based turbine with SNL100-03 Blades

Refer to “SNL13.2MW-00-Land” Turbine and “SNL100-03” Blade Downloads

SNL13.2MW-XX-Offshore

13.2 MW turbine on offshore foundation

Potential future release

References

SNL 100-00 Baseline All-glass Blade References:

    1. Griffith, D.T. and Ashwill, T.D., “ The Sandia 100-meter All-glass Baseline Wind Turbine Blade: SNL100-00,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, SAND2011-3779, June 2011.
    2. Resor, B.R., Owens, B.C., and Griffith, D.T., “Aeroelastic Instability of Very Large Wind Turbine Blades,” Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Conference Annual Event (Technical Track Paper/Poster), April 16-19, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    3. Griffith, D.T. and Ashwill, T.D., and Resor, B.R., “Large Offshore Rotor Development: Design and Analysis of the Sandia 100-meter Wind Turbine Blade,” 53rd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 23-26, 2012, AIAA2012-1499.
    4. Corson, D., Griffith, D.T., et al, “Investigating Aeroelastic Performance of Multi-MegaWatt Wind Turbine Rotors Using CFD,” AIAA Structures, 53rd Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 23-26, 2012, AIAA2012-1827.
    5. Owens, B.C., Griffith, D.T., Resor, B.R., and Hurtado, J.E., “Impact of Modeling Approach on Flutter Predictions for Very Large Wind Turbine Blade Designs,” Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) 69th Annual Forum, May 21-23, 2013, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Paper No. 386.

SNL100-01 Carbon Design Studies:

    1. Griffith, D.T., “ The SNL100-01 Blade: Carbon Design Studies for the Sandia 100-meter Blade,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, SAND2013-1178, February 2013.
    2. Griffith, D.T., Resor, B.R., Ashwill, T.D., “Challenges and Opportunities in Large Offshore Rotor Development: Sandia 100-meter Blade Research,” AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 Conference and Exhibition, Scientific Track Paper, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 3-6, 2012.
    3. Griffith, D.T., “Large Rotor Development: Sandia 100-meter Blade Research,” Invited Presentation, Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturer 2012 Conference, November 27-29, 2012, Dusseldorf, Germany.
    4. Griffith, D.T. and Johanns, W., “Carbon Design Studies for Large Blades: Performance and Cost Tradeoffs for the Sandia 100-meter Wind Turbine Blade,” 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 8-11, 2013, Boston, MA, USA, AIAA-2013-1554.

Sandia Blade Manufacturing Cost Model (version 1.0):

    1. Griffith, D.T. and Johanns, W., “Large Blade Manufacturing Cost Studies Using the Sandia Blade Manufacturing Cost Tool and Sandia 100-meter Blades,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, April 2013, SAND2013-2734.
    2. Johanns, W. and Griffith, D.T., “User Manual for Sandia Blade Manufacturing Cost Tool: Version 1.0,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, April 2013, SAND2013-2733.

SNL100-02 Advanced Core Strategy Design Studies:

    1. Griffith, D.T., “The SNL100-02 Blade: Advanced Core Material Design Studies for the Sandia 100-meter Blade,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, November 2013, SAND2013-10162.

SNL100-03 Flatback Airfoil Design Studies:

    1. Griffith, D.T. and Richards, P.W., “Investigating the Effects of Flatback Airfoils and Blade Slenderness on the Design of Large Wind Turbine Blades,” Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Annual Event, March 2014, Barcelona, Spain, PO 225.
    2. Griffith, D.T., and Richards, P.W., “The SNL100-03 Blade: Design Studies with Flatback Airfoils for the Sandia 100-meter Blade,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, September 2014, SAND2014-18129.

Additional Documentation for Blade and Turbine Model Files:

  1. Sandia Large Rotor Design Scorecard,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, SAND2011-9113P, December 2011.
  2. Griffith, D.T., Resor, B.R., “Description of Model Data for SNL13.2-00-Land: A 13.2 MW Land-based Turbine Model with SNL100-00 Blades,” Sandia National Laboratories Technical Report, SAND2011-9310P.