More free design documents from Adriaan Kragten

Adriaan writes

Dear Hugh

I am 71 years old now and in December 2017 I have ended the commercial activities for my engineering office Kragten Design. But I am still active and my website: will be maintained as long as possible. In the first half year of 2018 I have written five new free public KD-reports. Four of these reports give rotor calculations. At the menu “News” on my website you find a short description of the content of each report. At the top of the menu “KD-reports” there is the folder: “List free public KD-reports” and the folder “Sequence of KD-reports for self-study” which, I think, will be of great help for someone who wants to design a wind turbine.

Adriaan Kragten

Thanks Adriaan.  This is a wonderful resource for students of wind turbine design.  Here is a chart from KD35 showing the relationship between conversion “efficiency” and drag/lift ratio, over a range of tip speed ratios:

About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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