The yawing of wind turbines with blade cyclic pitch variation.

K. H. Hohenemser, A. H.P. Swift

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    Abstract

    A new type of horizontal axis wind turbine has been designed, analyzed, built and briefly tested in the atmosphere. The 7.6 meter diameter upwind rotor is tail vane stabilized. It has passive cyclic pitch variation obtained by a small built-in blade prelag angle in relation to the cyclic pitch axis. The usual complex blade feathering mechanism is omitted. The two-bladed rotor starts easily, runs smoothly, can be rapidly yawed without producing gyroscopic hub moments or noticeable out-of-plane blade excursions and is of very simple design. (A)

    Original languageEnglish
    Journal[No source information available]
    StatePublished - 1980

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