The general concept of using a canards to control the angle of attack ( AOA ) of the main aerofoils remains but the control is slightly different to that which was previously described: The pivot of the main aerofoil is slightly forward of the nominal centre of pressure ( 1/4 chord position ). The Canard… Continue reading Tweaking Aerodynamic balance
The simplicity of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines has major advantages but historically VAWTs have not been as efficient as Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines ( HAWTs). As previously pointed out in the section “ look at the limitations of and how vertical axis wind turbines work,” The design constraints of existing VAWTs limits the potential for… Continue reading Alternative Design concepts for VAWTs
Hope you find this site interesting . If you have come straight in to this post click on ” Back to Home” at the top right hand side ….to see why better wind turbines are needed and how that can be achieved. While it is possible to strengthen aerofoils and use generators of larger capacity… Continue reading Hello world!