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Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

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Physics/Applied Physics

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Wind turbines are machines that convert wind energy into electricity. The efficiency of this conversion is measured by comparing the incoming wind's speed and the output power. This paper focuses on how the properties of blades affect the output and power of wind turbines. The attributes of turbine blades that affect output and efficiency, such as blade size and angle of entry, are considerable. Although results generally match with theory models, we find a size limit with blade length.

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Exploring the Influence of Wind Turbine's Blades on Its Output and Efficiency

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Wind turbines are machines that convert wind energy into electricity. The efficiency of this conversion is measured by comparing the incoming wind's speed and the output power. This paper focuses on how the properties of blades affect the output and power of wind turbines. The attributes of turbine blades that affect output and efficiency, such as blade size and angle of entry, are considerable. Although results generally match with theory models, we find a size limit with blade length.

 

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