E3S Web Conf.
Volume 31, 2018The 2nd International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||01. Energy Education, Planning, Conversion and Management|
|Published online||21 February 2018|
An effect of humid climate on micro structure and chemical component of natural composite (Boehmeria nivea-Albizia falcata) based wind turbine blade
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institut Sains dan Teknoogi AKPRIND, Yogyakarta
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro
3 Doctoral Program of Environmental Science, School of Postgraduate Studies, Universitas Diponogero, Semarang, Indonesia
4 Depart. of Material and Metallurgy, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
In this work, wind turbine blade NACA 4415 is fabricated from natural composite of Boehmeria nivea and Albizia falcate. The composite fabrication method used is hand lay up method. The aim of the work is to investigate an effect of humid climate of coastal area on micro structure and chemical composition of composite material of the blade. The wind turbine is tested at Pantai Baru, Bantul, Yogyakarta for 5.5 months. The micro structure scanning is performed with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and material component is measured with Energy Dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS). The samples are tested before and after the use within 5.5 month at the location. The results show that composite material inexperienced interface degradation and insignificant change of micro structure. From EDS test, it is observed that Na filtration reduces C and increases O in composite material after 5.5 months.
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