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Title:
WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE COMPONENTS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/103839
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A rotor blade segment of a wind turbine includes a seamless leading edge surface. A method of manufacturing a rotor blade segment of a wind turbine, the rotor blade segment having a seamless leading edge surface, includes forming an outer skin of the rotor blade segment. The outer skin defines a continuous outer surface. The continuous outer surface includes a pressure side surface extending between a pressure side aft edge and a pressure side forward edge, a suction side surface extending between a suction side forward edge and a suction side aft edge, and the seamless leading edge surface extends between the pressure side forward edge and the suction side forward edge. After folding the outer skin, the pressure side surface is positioned opposite the suction side surface and the pressure side aft edge is proximate the suction side aft edge.

Inventors:
TOBIN, James, Robert (300 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC, 29615, US)
JOHNSON, Stephen, Bertram (23 Oliver Street, New Castle, NH, 03854, US)
Application Number:
US2018/059374
Publication Date:
August 15, 2019
Filing Date:
November 06, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1 River Road, Schenectady, NY, 12345, US)
International Classes:
B29C70/30; B29C53/04; B29C65/02; B29C70/54; F03D1/06
Foreign References:
JP2007009926A2007-01-18
US20090068017A12009-03-12
US20120183408A12012-07-19
US20120134838A12012-05-31
US20170252966A12017-09-07
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BONDURA, Stephen, E. et al. (Dority & Manning, P.A.P.O. Box 144, Greenville SC, 29602, US)
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