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Wind machinesThe basic elements of the air/water momentum exchange are described by the environment, the potential, the air and water subsystems, the total system, and the rule. Many of these topics have direct analogues in aerogenerator design. Aspects of optimal sail design and of waveless hulls are briefly outlined. A wind driven vehicle capable of moving directly downwind faster than the wind, is reported. The lecture is illustrated with slides and movie clips showing surfing catamarans, land and water versions of the Bauer vehicle, hang gliding, land sailing, and wind surfing.
Document ID
19740008684
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lissaman, P. B. S.
(AeroVironment, Inc. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Wind Energy Conversion Systems
Subject Category
Meteorology
Accession Number
74N16797
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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