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Article Type: Design Innovations
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2012, 134(1): 015001.
Published Online: January 5, 2012
... of an extra-tall tower wind measurements, and a discussion of the economics of both Class 2 wind (∼250 W/m 2 ) and the WEAV assessment approach compared with conventional wind assessments. 22 05 2010 24 08 2011 05 01 2012 05 01 2012 blades design engineering wind turbines...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 044503.
Published Online: October 18, 2011
...Binyet Emmanuel; Wang Jun The aim of the present paper is to investigate ways of improving the efficiency of a six-bladed Savonius rotor. The efficiency of Savonius machines is low because of the “negative drag” exerted on the convex part of the blades and also because the torque of standard...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041010.
Published Online: October 13, 2011
... has focused on horizontal axis configurations or modeling of single blades rather than full geometries. In order to address this research gap, a systematic review of vertical axis wind-power turbine (VAWT) was undertaken, starting with establishment of a methodology for vertical axis wind turbine...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2011, 133(1): 011007.
Published Online: January 28, 2011
... be unnecessary. Thus, further understanding of the effects of ice formation on wind turbine blades is required. Experimental and computational studies are undertaken to examine the effects of ice formation on wind turbine performance. The experiments are conducted on a dynamically scaled model in the wind...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2010, 132(3): 034503.
Published Online: June 29, 2010
...Ki-Hak Lee; Kyu-Hong Kim; Dong-Ho Lee; Kyung-Tae Lee; Jong-Po Park A horizontal-axis wind turbine blade is designed using two step optimization procedures with probability approach. For the efficient management of the multiple design variables required for the blade design, the design procedure...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 011015.
Published Online: January 5, 2010
...Alejandro D. Otero; Fernando L. Ponta An important aspect in wind-turbine technology nowadays is to reduce the uncertainties related to blade dynamics by the improvement of the quality of numerical simulations of the fluid-structure interaction process. A fundamental step in that direction...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 011006.
Published Online: December 21, 2009
... a limited maximum lift and relatively low sensitivity to leading-edge roughness. As a result, these airfoils have quite different leading-edge profiles from airfoils applied to helicopter blades, and thus, quite different dynamic-stall characteristics. Unfortunately for wind turbine aerodynamics...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 011008.
Published Online: December 21, 2009
...Matthew A. Lackner; Gijs A. M. van Kuik Reducing the loads experienced by wind turbine rotor blades can lower the cost of energy of wind turbines. “Smart rotor control” concepts have emerged as a solution to reduce fatigue loads on wind turbines. In this approach, aerodynamic load control devices...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2009, 131(3): 031009.
Published Online: July 9, 2009
... at several stations along the blades as well as for the integrated thrust and torque values. In addition, a comparison between measurements and CFD results is shown for the local flow angle at several stations ahead of the wind turbine blades. For attached and moderately stalled flow conditions the thrust...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2009, 131(1): 011006.
Published Online: January 6, 2009
...Daniel D. Samborsky; Timothy J. Wilson; John F. Mandell New fatigue test results are presented for four multidirectional laminates of current and potential interest for wind turbine blades, representing three types of fibers: E-glass, WindStrand™ glass, and carbon, all with epoxy resins. A broad...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031018.
Published Online: July 16, 2008
...Takao Maeda; Yasunari Kamada; Jun Suzuki; Hideyasu Fujioka This study shows the results of pressure distribution measurements on a rotor blade of a horizontal axis wind turbine under various yawed operations. The experiments are carried out in a wind tunnel with a 2.4 m diameter test rotor...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031015.
Published Online: July 16, 2008
...R. P. J. O. M. van Rooij The investigation focuses on the analysis of the airfoil segment performances along rotor blades in the parked configuration. In this research, wind tunnel experiments on two twisted blade geometries with different airfoils played a dominant role. These measurements were...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031009.
Published Online: July 1, 2008
.... The combined recording of blade loads and rotor wake is desired, because of the coupled blade and wake aerodynamics. In general, however, the small size of model rotors prohibits detailed blade load measurements; only the rotor wake is recorded. To estimate the experimental blade flow conditions, a measurement...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031008.
Published Online: July 1, 2008
...Alvaro Gonzalez; Xabier Munduate This work undertakes an aerodynamic analysis over the parked and the rotating NREL Phase VI wind turbine blade. The experimental sequences from NASA Ames wind tunnel selected for this study respond to the parked blade and the rotating configuration, both...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031001.
Published Online: June 13, 2008
... laminates with the same resin system, containing various ply drop geometries, and using thicker plies typical of wind turbine blades. Applied stress and strain levels to produce significant delamination at ply drops have been determined, and the experimental results correlated through finite element...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 562–573.
Published Online: August 3, 2006
...Mansour H. Mohamed; Kyle K. Wetzel This paper presents the design and analysis for a spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade. The cap is formed of an integral, unitary 3D woven material ( 3 WEAVE ® ) having constant thickness; spar cap weight is varied and controlled by appropriately tapering...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 487–497.
Published Online: August 1, 2006
... been found to be significant in the operation of VAWTs in the built environment. These results contain hotwire measurements of the incoming flow and wake of a VAWT in nonskewed and skewed flow. The high sampling rate of the hotwire data allows the effects of blade passing to be identified. Flow...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 498–505.
Published Online: July 26, 2006
...Karl A. Stol; Wenxin Zhao; Alan D. Wright Pitching the individual blades of a horizontal-axis wind turbine allows control of asymmetric aerodynamic loads, which in turn influences structural loads in the nonrotating frame such as tower side-side bending. These loads are not easily controlled...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 554–561.
Published Online: July 20, 2006
... to as the environmental contour (EC) method. We shall show that the EC method requires considerably smaller amounts of computation than the parametric method. We compare accuracy and efficiency of the two methods in 1- and 20-year design out-of-plane blade bending loads at the root of two 1.5 MW turbines. Simulation...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 574–579.
Published Online: July 18, 2006
...Korn Saranyasoontorn; Lance Manuel In an earlier study, the authors discussed the efficiency of low-dimensional representations of inflow turbulence random fields in predicting statistics of wind turbine loads that included blade and tower bending moments. Both root-mean-square and 10 - min extreme...