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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

A Modified Form of the Betz’ Wind Turbine Theory Including Losses

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A. Dyment

Department of Mechanics, Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

J. Fluids Eng 111(3), 356-358 (Sep 01, 1989) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243653 History: Received May 12, 1988; Online October 26, 2009

Abstract

The aim of this brief paper is to present a variant of the classical Betz’ theory concerning the flow through a wind turbine. The new model includes losses and gives more realistic maximum values of the characteristic nondimensional coefficients of the machine.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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