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    Wind Turbine Experiments and Studies


      Wind turbine design is intended to optimize wind energy conversion into rotary mechanical energy in order to generate electricity. Main design parameters include tower height, number and shape of blades and control systems.

      Background Information

    • Wind Turbine Design [View Resource]
    • Wind turbine design - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Wind turbine aerodynamics [View Resource]
    • Wind Turbine [View Resource]
    • Wind turbine efficiency and performance [View Resource]
    • 10 Wind Turbines That Push the Limits of Design - Popular Mechanics [View Resource]
    • The wind turbine [View Resource]
    • Wind Turbine Concepts Defined and Explained [View Resource]
    • Wind Turbine Design – The Most Amazing Windmills in the World [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Wind Energy Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • How I home-built an electricity producing Wind turbine [View Experiment]
    • Science Fair Wind Generators [View Experiment]
    • Develop and investigate wind turbine rotor designs to evaluate which produces the most energy at a certain wind speed. [View Experiment]
    • Picoturbine windmill kit instructions, teacher’s guide, technical notes [View Experiment]
    • Wind Turbine Science Fair Project - Generator Coil Problem [View Experiment]
    • Testing Turbines for Maximum Power [View Experiment]
    • Building the Basic PVC Wind TurbineGrades: 5-8, 9-12 [View Experiment]
    • Wind Energy Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Wind Turbine Science Projects [View Experiment]
    • Determine which size and number of wind turbine blades would produce the most electricity. [View Experiment]
    • An Exploration of Wind Energy and Wind Turbines Grades: 9-12 [View Experiment]
    • Wind Turbine Blade Design Grades: 5-8, 9-12 [View Experiment]
    • Wind Turbine Blade Design [View Experiment]
    • Advanced Wind Turbine Blade Design Physics of Wind Turbine Blades and How to Build Your Own [View Experiment]
    • Experiments for the ecoCAD / InspirTechWind Turbine Blade Design and Performance Kit [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Active Load Control Techniques for Wind Turbines [View Experiment]
    • Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model [View Experiment]
    • Advanced Control Design and Field Testing for Wind Turbines at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory [View Experiment]
    • Design of a scaled wind turbine with a smart rotor for dynamic load control experiments [View Experiment]
    • Wind Tunnel Assessment of Small Direct Drive Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnets Synchronous Generators [View Experiment]
    • Reduction of wind turbine noise using optimized airfoils and trailing-edge serrations [View Experiment]
    • Experimental study of a Savonius-Darrieus wind machine [View Experiment]
    • Experimental Study on the Hysteresis Properties in Operation of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines [View Experiment]
    • Design Oriented Aerodynamic Modelling of Wind Turbine Performance [View Experiment]
    • Experimental studies on wind turbine rotor blades using winglets [View Experiment]
    • Experimental study for wind turbine blades lightning protection [View Experiment]
    • Wave loads on offshore wind turbines [View Experiment]
    • Using miniature wind turbines in the design of experiments on wind energy [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Design, analysis and testing of a. Wind turbine blade substructure [View Thesis]
    • Stability and Control of Wind Farms in Power Systems [View Thesis]
    • Design and Construction of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines using. Dual-Layer Vacuum-forming [View Thesis]
    • Performance-objective design of a wind-diesel hybrid energy system for Scott base, Antarctica [View Thesis]


    • Wind turbine with automatic pitch and yaw control (US Patent 4083651, 1978) [View Patent]
    • Offshore wind turbine with multiple wind rotors and floating system (US Patent 7075189, 2006) [View Patent]
    • Active flow modifications on wind turbine blades (US Patent 7387491, 2008) [View Patent]
    • Efficient wind turbine design for low velocity air flow (US Patent 4427343, 1984) [View Patent]

      See Also

    • Effect of Blade Number and Length on Wind Turbine Aerodynamics [View Experiment]
    • Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine vs. Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine [View Experiment]
    • Build Your Own Windmill [View Experiment]

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