WER-17: Optimal design techniques for horizontal-axis wind turbines

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1984-02
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Wentz, W.H.
Stewart, H.J.
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.

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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.

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In the public domain.. Prepared for NASA - Lewis Research Center under Grant NSG-3277. General Release Date: February 1986
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