Wind Capture and Diversion Through Pneumatic Energy Recovery with Large Capacity Aerogenerators

  • P. E. Coulter


An investigation of a novel design approach to capturing and containing wind in a useable energy form in a 1.5 to 2.5 megawatt power range. Rotor blade, air entrainment and transmission, and tower design are graphically described. Methods of energy conversion and output reliability are discussed, followed by concluding remarks concerning research and development needs relative to anticipated application of the large capacity aerogenerator.


Rotor Blade Rotor Disc Rotor Shaft Output Reliability Lower Wheel 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Coulter
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  1. 1.School of TechnologyFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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