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Collected Papers on Wind Turbine TechnologyR and D projects on electricity generating wind turbines were conducted at the NASA Lewis Research Center from 1973 to 1988. Most projects were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a major element of its Federal Wind Energy Program. Another large wind turbine project was by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI). From 1988 to 1995, NASA wind energy activities have been directed toward the transfer of technology to commercial and academic organizations. As part of these technology transfer activities, previously unpublished manuscripts have been assembled and presented here to share the wind turbine research results with the wind energy community. A variety of wind turbine technology topics are discussed: Wind and wake models; Airfoil properties; Structural analysis and testing; Control systems; Variable speed generators; and acoustic noise. Experimental and theoretical results are discussed.
Document ID
19950021549
Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Authors
Spera, David A. (DASCON Engineering Bay Village, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1995
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-195432
E-9439
DOE/NASA/5776-2
NAS 1.26:195432
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-25776
PROJECT: RTOP 776-33-41
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AI01-76ET-20320
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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