Evolution of Rotor and Blade Design

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The objective of this paper is to provide a historical perspective of the evolution of rotor and blade design during the last 20 years. This evolution is a balanced integration of economic, aerodynamic, structural dynamic, noise, and aesthetic considerations, which are known to be machine type and size dependent.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2000
EventAmerican Wind Energy Association WindPower 2000 Conference - Palm Springs, California
Duration: 30 Apr 20004 May 2000


ConferenceAmerican Wind Energy Association WindPower 2000 Conference
CityPalm Springs, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-28410


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