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Title: Sandia National Laboratories Wind Turbine Rotor Technology Overview.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Department Overview Presentation to GE Renewables.
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United States

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Naughton, Brian Thomas, and Griffith, Daniel. Sandia National Laboratories Wind Turbine Rotor Technology Overview.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Naughton, Brian Thomas, & Griffith, Daniel. Sandia National Laboratories Wind Turbine Rotor Technology Overview.. United States.
Naughton, Brian Thomas, and Griffith, Daniel. 2016. "Sandia National Laboratories Wind Turbine Rotor Technology Overview.". United States. doi:.
title = {Sandia National Laboratories Wind Turbine Rotor Technology Overview.},
author = {Naughton, Brian Thomas and Griffith, Daniel},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8

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  • Sandia National Laboratories has designed, procured, and is erecting a 34-meter diameter vertical axis wind turbine test bed. The turbine incorporates many innovative features to investigate possible reductions in the cost-of-energy produced by wind energy conversion systems. These features include: blade element airfoil sections designed specifically for wind turbines, variable chord-variable section modular blades, stress reducing discontinuous slope blades, and variable speed-constant frequency generation capabilities. The modular blades allow for relatively simple partial configurational changes. Based on Sandia's twelve years of wind turbine research and testing, the test bed is heavily instrumented. The data acquisition and analysis system is capablemore » of rapidly treating large amounts of information on both attended and unattended bases. A comprehensive test plan has been formulated. The turbine is intended to be the primary Department of Energy vehicle for validating concepts intended to improve vertical axis wind energy conversion systems.« less
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  • Experiments contributing to the understanding of the aerodynamics of airfoils operating in the vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) environment are described. These experiments are ultimately intended to reduce VAWT cost of energy and increase system reliability. They include chordwise pressure surveys, circumferential blade acceleration surveys, effects of blade camber, pitch and offset, blade blowing, and use of sections designed specifically for VAWT application.