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Innovative concepts for aerodynamic control of wind turbine rotors

JAMIESON, P and BOWLES, A and DERRICK, A and LEITHEAD, W and ROGERS, M (1992) Innovative concepts for aerodynamic control of wind turbine rotors. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 39 (1-3). pp. 395-404. ISSN 0167-6105

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Abstract

New systems for the aerodynamic control of wind turbine rotors are being studied in various projects funded by the UK Department of Energy. Results from a current project, ongoing at the National Wind Turbine Test Centre (NWTC) in Scotland are presented. These systems show the promise of much cheaper and more affective active control of horizontal axis wind turbines than has been achieved with full span and partial span pitching systems.