HIGH EFFICIENCY STRUCTURAL FLOWTHROUGH ROTOR WITH ACTIVE FLAP CONTROL: VOLUME ONE: PRELIMINARY DESIGN REPORT
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.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
- VOLUME ONE: PUBLIC RELEASE SUMMARY
- DOE Contract Number:
- 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
- 17 WIND ENERGY; offshore wind turbine rotor, lightweight composite structure, one-piece architecture, two-bladed aerodynamics, active flap control, linear electric actuator with tendons
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