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Wind Turbine Blade Design
AbstractA detailed review of the current state-of-art for wind turbine blade design is presented, including theoretical maximum efficiency, propulsion, practical efficiency, HAWT blade design, and blade loads. The review provides a complete picture of wind turbine blade design and shows the dominance of modern turbines almost exclusive use of horizontal axis rotors. The aerodynamic design principles for a modern wind turbine blade are detailed, including blade plan shape/quantity, aerofoil selection and optimal attack angles. A detailed review of design loads on wind turbine blades is offered, describing aerodynamic, gravitational, centrifugal, gyroscopic and operational conditions.
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Schubel, P.J.; Crossley, R.J. Wind Turbine Blade Design. Energies 2012, 5, 3425-3449.View more citation formats
Schubel PJ, Crossley RJ. Wind Turbine Blade Design. Energies. 2012; 5(9):3425-3449.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schubel, Peter J.; Crossley, Richard J. 2012. "Wind Turbine Blade Design." Energies 5, no. 9: 3425-3449.