THE DESIGN OF A WIND TURBINE PROPULSION SYSTEM

This paper describes the design and construction of a horizontal axis wind turbine propulsion system fitted to a small yacht. The advantages in performance, control and manning of this system over other propulsion systems are discussed and the details of the rotor, shafting and gear-train arrangements are given. This novel type of propulsion is envisaged for future use both in the commercial shipping industry and for the recreational market.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Univ. Glasgow, Marine Technology Programme, Report No. NAOE-83-28, May 1983 (11 pp., 1 tab., 3 graphs, 5 diag., 1 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Bose, N
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM