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i. A rotating airfoil driven by a helicopter engine to produce vertical lift. Also called a rotor blade.
ii. A rotating airfoil driven by an aircraft engine to produce a thrust force approximately in line with the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Also called a propeller blade. It is restricted to that part of a propeller arm or of a rotating wing from the shank outward (i.e., that part having an efficient airfoil shape that cleaves the air). See propeller.
iii. A rotating airfoil that is a part of a compressor in a gas turbine engine. Also called a compressor blade.
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The finite element analysis for structural analysis of air turbine rotor blade is carried out using solid 187 element.
Rotos360 provides solutions in the inspection, repair and reconditioning of wind farm rotor blades, primarily in the offshore environment and was established in 2013 as part of a UK government funded research project to reduce the cost of operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines.
The new rotor blade manufacturing unit in Badnawar has generated over 480 direct jobs and ~50 indirect jobs, giving a boost to the development of Madhya Pradesh.
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In addition, an entirely new hall for rotor blade finishing will be built.
Since mid-August, Hamburg's port has hosted a new inland wind turbine whose rotor blades are nearly 60 meters long.
If, at any point, an extreme event occurs, such as serious damage to the blades or ice on the rotor blade, the control system is immediately informed that the system is to be stopped.
The world's largest rotor blade measuring 75 m in length equaling a total rotor diameter of 154 metre will be deployed.
Siemens has produced the first batch of its new 75-metre-long B75 rotor blades.
I heard a bang and then I could hear rotor blades chopping.
The flange of the rotor blade is mounted on the tilt block while the tip of the rotor blade projects upwards at a slight angle.