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Title: HIGH EFFICIENCY STRUCTURAL FLOWTHROUGH ROTOR WITH ACTIVE FLAP CONTROL: VOLUME ZERO: OVERVIEW AND COMMERCIAL PATH

The Zimitar one-piece rotor primary structure is integrated, so balanced thrust and gravity loads flow through the hub region without transferring out of its composite material. Large inner rotor geometry is used since there is no need to neck down to a blade root region and pitch bearing. Rotor control is provided by a highly redundant, five flap system on each blade, sized so that easily handled standard electric linear actuators are sufficient.
Authors:
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  1. Zimitar, Inc.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1182412
Report Number(s):
VOLUME ZERO: PUBLIC RELEASE SUMMARY
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005492
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Zimitar, Inc.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY offshore wind turbine rotor, lightweight composite structure, one-piece architecture, two-bladed aerodynamics, active flap control, linear electric actuator with tendons