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Optimum Design Without Theory Smeaton’s Experiments (1750s)
Smeaton’s Windmills - 19th Century
Windmills Metal Construction Panemonian Mills
Vertical Shaft - Cone Shaped Vanes
Less Power & Longer Operation Times Aeolian Mills Horizontal or Slightly Inclined Shaft
Variable Angle of Attack
Delamolere - Centrifugal Governor Varying Angle of Attack Limited Speed of Rotation During High Winds Self-Regulating Device (1830Self-Regulating
1840) Pumps - Crank & Gear
Pumps Crank Fixed to Horizontal Shaft Lift (Water) & Force (Air) Pumps
No Variation in Piston Displacement
Abandoned in Favor of Gears La Hire Gear Cogwheels & Crankshaft Metal Windmill for Pumping
Water Wind Pump with La Hire Gear
Wind Pumping Mechanism with
Cogwheels and Crankshaft
Cogwheels Windmills - Modern History
(Mid to Late 1900s) Lightweight Materials Precision Gearing Precision Manufacturing Highly Efficient Energy Conversion E...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EGN 2031 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.
- Summer '08