Design and experimental results for the S805 airfoil

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An airfoil for horizontal-axis wind-turbine applications, the S805, 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 restrained maximum lift, insensitive to roughness, and low profile drag have been achieved. The airfoil also exhibits a docile stall. Comparisons of the theoretical and experimental results show good agreement. Comparisons with other airfoils illustrate the restrained maximum lift coefficient as well as the lower profile-drag coefficients, thus confirming the achievement of the primary objectives.

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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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An airfoil for horizontal-axis wind-turbine applications, the S805, 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 restrained maximum lift, insensitive to roughness, and low profile drag have been achieved. The airfoil also exhibits a docile stall. Comparisons of the theoretical and experimental results show good agreement. Comparisons with other airfoils illustrate the restrained maximum lift coefficient as well as the lower profile-drag coefficients, thus confirming the achievement of the primary objectives.

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97 p.

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OSTI as DE97000105

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jan 1997

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  • Other: DE97000105
  • Report No.: NREL/SR--440-6917
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/437670 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 437670
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675261

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Somers, D.M. Design and experimental results for the S805 airfoil, report, January 1, 1997; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675261/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.