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This video is about how physics dictates the design of modern windmills – why they are so big, have so few blades, and have such skinny blades.
H. Glauert: Aerodynamic Theory, 1935 Division L (Airplane Propellers), Chapter XI: Windmills and Fans
Wind power extraction fundamentals
Tip Speed Ratio
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines Book
Penn State Wind Turbine Aerodynamics Lesson
Wind Power Physics youtube video
Why do Wind Turbines Have Three Blades?
Wind Power Fundamentals
Wind Power Explained
Reynolds Number and Drag
Viscosity of Air
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