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Title: Airfoils for wind turbine

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:
OSTI Identifier:
379932
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States) CHO; SCA: 170602; PA: EDB-96:148912; SN: 96001674308
Patent Number(s):
US 5,562,420/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-209,250
Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Oct 1996
Research Org:
Midwest Research Institute; National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINES; AIRFOILS; DESIGN; TURBINE BLADES; DIMENSIONS