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A comment on towers for windmillsDesign considerations for windmill tower structures include the effects of normal wind forces on the rotor and on the tower. Circular tabular or masonry towers present a relatively simple aerodynamic solution. Economic factors establish the tubular tower as superior for small and medium sized windmills. Concrete and standard concrete block designs are cheaper than refabricated steel structures that have to be freighted.
Document ID
19740008682
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Budgen, H. P.
(Budgen and Associates Pointe Claire Quebec, Canada)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Wind Energy Conversion Systems
Subject Category
Auxiliary Systems
Accession Number
74N16795
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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