Task 14 Field Rotor Aerodynamics

Overview


task_14.jpgTask 14 Field Rotor Aerodynamics


Duration:
 1993-1997

Operating Agent: Netherlands Energy Research Foundation, ECN, Netherlands

Participants: Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States


Objectives: Coordinated full-scale aerodynamic test programs on wind turbines to acquire the maximum experimental data at minimum cost.

Progress and Achievements


Task 14 was established to coordinate full-scale aerodynamic test programs on wind turbines in order to acquire the maximum experimental data at minimum cost. 

As a result of the project, a well-documented database was created with aerodynamic measurements on all participating facilities. The database was accessible on an ftp site at ECN and on CD-ROM available from the Operating Agent. The database was later maintained by Task 18.