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Title: Airfoils for wind turbine

Abstract

Airfoils 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Boulder, CO
  2. State College, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
870627
Patent Number(s):
5562420
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
airfoils; wind; turbine; blade; airfoil; characterized; thickness; range; 16; -24; maximum; lift; coefficient; designed; insensitive; roughness; effects; family; 15; 25; meters; length; 10; lift coefficient; maximum lift; wind turbine; roughness effects; efficient design; /416/

Citation Formats

Tangler, James L, and Somers, Dan M. Airfoils for wind turbine. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Tangler, James L, & Somers, Dan M. Airfoils for wind turbine. United States.
Tangler, James L, and Somers, Dan M. Mon . "Airfoils for wind turbine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870627.
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abstractNote = {Airfoils 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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