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The design, development, and manufacture of large wood/composite wind turbine rotors

Platts, MJ (1990) The design, development, and manufacture of large wood/composite wind turbine rotors.

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Abstract

Discusses a study conducted to determine the best development path for large wind turbine rotor design. Shape and number of blades, degrees of freedom allowed, and control strategy are considered. Manufacture and costs are also discussed. Two-bladed, stall-regulated, teetered rotors are more cost effective than three-bladed rotors. Single-bladed rotors can be even more cost-effective. No new manufacturing techniques are required. The most cost-effective rotor includes a hub constructed in wood/composite materials, bonded to the blades. There is strong incentive for the blade manufacturer to supply the complete rotor. (from author's abstract)

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:24
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