Design and experimental results for the S814 airfoil

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A 24-percent-thick airfoil, the S814, for the root region of a horizontal-axis wind-turbine blade has been designed and analyzed theoretically and verified experimentally in the low-turbulence wind tunnel of the Delft University of Technology Low Speed Laboratory, The Netherlands. The two primary objectives of high maximum lift, insensitive to roughness, and low profile drag have been achieved. The constraints on the pitching moment and the airfoil thickness have been satisfied. Comparisons of the theoretical and experimental results show good agreement with the exception of maximum lift which is overpredicted. Comparisons with other airfoils illustrate the higher maximum lift and the ... continued below

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Somers, D.M. January 1, 1997.

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  • Somers, D.M. Airfoils, Inc., State College, PA (United States)

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A 24-percent-thick airfoil, the S814, for the root region of a horizontal-axis wind-turbine blade has been designed and analyzed theoretically and verified experimentally in the low-turbulence wind tunnel of the Delft University of Technology Low Speed Laboratory, The Netherlands. The two primary objectives of high maximum lift, insensitive to roughness, and low profile drag have been achieved. The constraints on the pitching moment and the airfoil thickness have been satisfied. Comparisons of the theoretical and experimental results show good agreement with the exception of maximum lift which is overpredicted. Comparisons with other airfoils illustrate the higher maximum lift and the lower profile drag of the S814 airfoil, thus confirming the achievement of the objectives.

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OSTI as DE97000104

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jan 1997

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  • Other: DE97000104
  • Report No.: NREL/SR--440-6919
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/437669 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 437669
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674873

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Somers, D.M. Design and experimental results for the S814 airfoil, report, January 1, 1997; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674873/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.