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Title: Root region airfoil for wind turbine

A thick airfoil is described for the root region of the blade of a wind turbine. The airfoil has a thickness in a range from 24%--26% and a Reynolds number in a range from 1,000,000 to 1,800,000. The airfoil has a maximum lift coefficient of 1.4--1.6 that has minimum sensitivity to roughness effects. 3 Figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
55812
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States) CHO; SCA: 170602; PA: EDB-95:082189; SN: 95001393851
Patent Number(s):
US 5,417,548/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-181,008
Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 May 1995
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; PERFORMANCE

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