RE-ch7 - RE Chapter 7-wind 1. Definitions a. Bar: A unit of...

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RE Chapter 7-wind 1. Definitions a. Bar: A unit of measuring atmospheric pressure (1 bar is normal at sea level) b. Isobar: Lines that represent equal pressure on a weather map c. Depression: An area of low pressure that usually results in bad weather d. Anti-cyclone: An area of high pressure that usually results in good weather e. .5pAV3: The energy that can be derived from wind over a certain area f. Savonius rotor: A type of vertical axis turbine using scoops to turn the generator g. Drag force: The force that opposes the relative movement of an object moving through a fluid h. Lift force: The force perpendicular to the relative movement of an airfoil through a fluid i. Cut-in windspeed: The speed at which a wind turbine begins producing electricity j. Rated windspeed: The wind speed at which a turbine produced electricity most efficiently k. shut-down windspeed: The wind speed at which a turbine stops operating to prevent damage l. Bernoulli effect: The phenomenon that creates lift as a result of lower pressure on the top
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course CDAE 006 taught by Professor G.flo during the Fall '09 term at Vermont.

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RE-ch7 - RE Chapter 7-wind 1. Definitions a. Bar: A unit of...

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