Full-scale wind turbine rotor aerodynamics research

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The United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are conducting research to improve wind turbine technology at the NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). One program, the Combined Experiment, has focused on making measurements needed to understand aerodynamic and structural responses of horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT). A new phase of this program, the Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment, will focus on quantifying unsteady aerodynamic phenomena prevalent in stall-controlled HAWTs. Optimally twisted blades and innovative instrumentation and data acquisition systems will be used in these tests. Data can now be acquired and viewed interactively during turbine operations. This ... continued below

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Simms, D A & Butterfield, C P November 1, 1994.

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The United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are conducting research to improve wind turbine technology at the NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). One program, the Combined Experiment, has focused on making measurements needed to understand aerodynamic and structural responses of horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT). A new phase of this program, the Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment, will focus on quantifying unsteady aerodynamic phenomena prevalent in stall-controlled HAWTs. Optimally twisted blades and innovative instrumentation and data acquisition systems will be used in these tests. Data can now be acquired and viewed interactively during turbine operations. This paper describes the NREL Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment and highlights planned future research activities.

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OSTI as DE95004091

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  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95004091
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--441-7225
  • Report No.: CONF-941050--2
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/64037 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 64037
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691556

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Simms, D A & Butterfield, C P. Full-scale wind turbine rotor aerodynamics research, report, November 1, 1994; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691556/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.