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Title: Aeroelastically coupled blades for vertical axis wind turbines

Abstract

Various technologies described herein pertain to a vertical axis wind turbine blade configured to rotate about a rotation axis. The vertical axis wind turbine blade includes at least an attachment segment, a rear swept segment, and optionally, a forward swept segment. The attachment segment is contiguous with the forward swept segment, and the forward swept segment is contiguous with the rear swept segment. The attachment segment includes a first portion of a centroid axis, the forward swept segment includes a second portion of the centroid axis, and the rear swept segment includes a third portion of the centroid axis. The second portion of the centroid axis is angularly displaced ahead of the first portion of the centroid axis and the third portion of the centroid axis is angularly displaced behind the first portion of the centroid axis in the direction of rotation about the rotation axis.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1239811
Patent Number(s):
9,267,490
Application Number:
13/590,903
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Paquette, Joshua, and Barone, Matthew F. Aeroelastically coupled blades for vertical axis wind turbines. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Paquette, Joshua, & Barone, Matthew F. Aeroelastically coupled blades for vertical axis wind turbines. United States.
Paquette, Joshua, and Barone, Matthew F. Tue . "Aeroelastically coupled blades for vertical axis wind turbines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1239811.
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abstractNote = {Various technologies described herein pertain to a vertical axis wind turbine blade configured to rotate about a rotation axis. The vertical axis wind turbine blade includes at least an attachment segment, a rear swept segment, and optionally, a forward swept segment. The attachment segment is contiguous with the forward swept segment, and the forward swept segment is contiguous with the rear swept segment. The attachment segment includes a first portion of a centroid axis, the forward swept segment includes a second portion of the centroid axis, and the rear swept segment includes a third portion of the centroid axis. The second portion of the centroid axis is angularly displaced ahead of the first portion of the centroid axis and the third portion of the centroid axis is angularly displaced behind the first portion of the centroid axis in the direction of rotation about the rotation axis.},
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