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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

DETERMINING BLADE PARAMETERS FOR OPTIMIZED WIND TURBINE BLADES**

Abstract

Wind turbines offer an efficient source of energy that allows areas to be less reliant on fossil fuels. Using Monte Carlo simulations and the inputs of tip speed ratio and lift/drag ratio, the optimal parameters along the length of the blade of a three-blade horizontal-axis wind turbine were determined. The power coefficient, chord, and angle of relative wind were studied relative to the position along the blade. Relations between the overall power coefficient and the lift/drag ratio and the tip speed ratio were also determined. This research details the preliminary findings of blade parameters for an optimized three-blade horizontal-axis wind turbine.

Acknowledgements

KSU Physics and Chemistry departments

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