Accession Number : ADA076315


Title :   Fluid Dynamic Aspects of Wind Energy Conversion


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Vries, O de


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a076315.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : A review is made of the fluid dynamic aspects of wind energy conversion. A short survey of the total framework of wind energy conversion is given to bring the fluid dynamics aspect in its proper dimensions. Next, the several wind concentrator concepts are discussed, while the main body of the report is formed by a discussion of the theory of wind-driven turbines, including both the horizontal-axis and the vertical-axis turbines. The report concludes with a survey of inhomogeneous flow and turbulence effects, turbine control and wake interference effects.


Descriptors :   *WIND MACHINES , *FLUID DYNAMICS , *ENERGY CONVERSION , TRAILING VORTICES , AEROELASTICITY , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , WAKE , AERODYNAMIC DRAG , TURBINES , FLUTTER , AXISYMMETRIC FLOW , TURBULENT FLOW , ROTOR BLADES(TURBOMACHINERY) , CONTROL SYSTEMS , WIND


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE