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POWER Methods of Producing Power
Methods Traditional Sources Wind
Water Steam Engine Internal Combustion Engine Mechanical Power and its Measurement Windmills - History
Windmills John Smeaton - Metal (1740s) Edmund Lee -Automatic Fantail (1745) Not Used Till 1800s
Not Very Little change from 1650s to 1850s Gears - Typically Wooden Till 1800s Power - 40 hp (1650s) Primarily Northern Europe Revolving Cap - Hallette (1830)
Revolving Revolving Body - End 19th Century
Revolving Windmills - Research
Windmills Antoine Parent (early 1700s) Force on Sail Proportional to Velocity of Wind Squared Sine of Angle Wind Hits Sail Squared Best Angle = 54 degrees Bernoulli, MacLaurin, d’Alembert (Mid 1700s) Included Rotation of Sail Angle of Sail Varies with Rotation Speed Euler & d’Alembert (Mid 1700s) Shape of Sail Windmill - Research (continued)
Windmill Smeaton (1750s) Experimental Torque Force Verified Findings of MacLaurin & Euler Dutch Flared Sails
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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