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Problem Specification

In this exercise, we will examine the stresses and deformation of a wind turbine blade under a force load.

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The blade is composed of an outer surface and an inner spar. The spar is 0.02 meters thick and the outer surface is of varying thickness. A table containing the material properties of the two parts is below.


Outer Surface

Young's Modulus (Pa)



Poisson's Ratio



Thickness (m)


0.03 - 0.00048485*X

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