LEBOST WIND TURBINE: LABORATORY TESTS AND DATA ANALYSIS.

Martin I. Hoffert, Gregory L. Matloff, Barry A. Rugg

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Abstract

Preliminary aerodynamic torque and power measurements and data analysis are presented for the Lebost Wind Turbine - a recently patented vertical-axis wind energy machine incorporating flow-focusing inlets fixed to a housing shroud surrounding blades rotating normal to the flow. At all U// infinity the shaft rotation rate decreased nearly linearly with applied load. However, the (no-load tip speed)/(U// infinity ) ratio X//0 and the torque coefficient at zero rotation were found to be Re//D-dependent, with X//0 first decreasing for Re//D less than 2 multiplied by 10**5 and then increasing (presumably, X//0 levels off at about 1. 0 at the end of the transitional regime). These results are consistent with the modified impulse turbine theory presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJ Energy
Pages175-181
Number of pages7
Volume2
Edition3
StatePublished - Jun 1978

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Hoffert, M. I., Matloff, G. L., & Rugg, B. A. (1978). LEBOST WIND TURBINE: LABORATORY TESTS AND DATA ANALYSIS. In J Energy (3 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 175-181)

LEBOST WIND TURBINE : LABORATORY TESTS AND DATA ANALYSIS. / Hoffert, Martin I.; Matloff, Gregory L.; Rugg, Barry A.

J Energy. Vol. 2 3. ed. 1978. p. 175-181.

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Hoffert, MI, Matloff, GL & Rugg, BA 1978, LEBOST WIND TURBINE: LABORATORY TESTS AND DATA ANALYSIS. in J Energy. 3 edn, vol. 2, pp. 175-181.
Hoffert MI, Matloff GL, Rugg BA. LEBOST WIND TURBINE: LABORATORY TESTS AND DATA ANALYSIS. In J Energy. 3 ed. Vol. 2. 1978. p. 175-181
Hoffert, Martin I. ; Matloff, Gregory L. ; Rugg, Barry A. / LEBOST WIND TURBINE : LABORATORY TESTS AND DATA ANALYSIS. J Energy. Vol. 2 3. ed. 1978. pp. 175-181
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