Wind turbine blade design review

Schubel, P. J. and Crossley, R. J. (2012) Wind turbine blade design review. Wind Engineering, 36 (4). pp. 365-388. ISSN 0309-524X

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Abstract

A 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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 05:10
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 07:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: wind turbine; blade design; betz limit; blade loads; aerodynamic
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1260/0309-524X.36.4.365
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31020

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