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Title: Airfoils for wind turbine

Abstract

Airfoils are disclosed for the blade of a wind turbine wherein each airfoil is characterized by a thickness in a range from 16%-24% and a maximum lift coefficient designed to be largely insensitive to roughness effects. The airfoils include a family of airfoils for a blade 15 to 25 meters in length, a family of airfoils for a blade 1 to 5 meters in length, and a family of airfoils for a blade 5 to 10 meters in length. 10 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
379932
Patent Number(s):
5,562,420
Application Number:
PAN: 8-209,250
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Oct 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINES; AIRFOILS; DESIGN; TURBINE BLADES; DIMENSIONS

Citation Formats

Tangler, J L, and Somers, D M. Airfoils for wind turbine. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Tangler, J L, & Somers, D M. Airfoils for wind turbine. United States.
Tangler, J L, and Somers, D M. Tue . "Airfoils for wind turbine". United States.
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