Wind Turbine Power Generator Equation Formulas Design Calculator

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Solving for rotor swept area.

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Inputs:

 wind power (P) watt foot-pound/second horsepower joule/second kilojoule/second kilowatt newton-meter/second air density (ρ) kilogram/meter^3 gram/centimeter^3 gram/meter^3 milligram/liter pound/foot^3 coefficient of performance (Cp) wind velocity (V) meter/second centimeter/hour centimeter/second foot/day foot/second inch/hour inch/second kilometer/hour kilometer/second knot mach sea level 15 C meter/day mile/hour mile/second millimeter/second speed of light in vacuum yard/second generator efficiency (Ng) gear box bearing efficiency (Nb)

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Conversions:

 wind power (P) = 0 = 0 watt air density (ρ) = 0 = 0 kilogram/meter^3 coefficient of performance (Cp) = 0 = 0 wind velocity (V) = 0 = 0 meter/second generator efficiency (Ng) = 0 = 0 gear box bearing efficiency (Nb) = 0 = 0

Solution:

 rotor swept area (A) = HAS NOT BEEN CALCULATED

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 Solve for wind power. Solve for air density. Solve for swept area of the rotor, propeller or blades. Solve for coefficient of performance. Solve for wind speed. Solve for generator or alternator efficiency. Solve for gear box bearing efficiency.

 Symbol Description Typical values ρ air density 1.2 kg/m3 (sea level) Cp performance coefficient 0.35 is typical 0.56 is the theoretical maximum known as the Betz limit. Ng generator efficiency 50 percent to 80 percent. Nb gearbox 95 percent

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