WER-17: Optimal design techniques for horizontal-axis wind turbines
Staples, David L.
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W.H. Wentz, H.J. Stewart, D.L. Staples. Optimal design techniques for horizontal-axis wind turbines. Wind Energy Report no.17. Wichita State University. Center for Energy Studies, 1984, 136 p.
This report is arranged in three parts. Part I is a study by H.J. Stewart of the design exercise based upon his -dual-optimumn techniques. Part II presents two WSU ROTOR design programs (single-optimum, with and without variable pitch, respectively). Part III presents a parametric study in the form of a series of WINDl3 computer results, which will compare the designs developed by the various optimization methods in Parts I and II: the validity of these design techniques will be investigated in light of the added parameter of annual energy production as the primary basis of comparison.
In the public domain.. Prepared for NASA - Lewis Research Center under Grant NSG-3277. General Release Date: February 1986