Blade engineering and design is one of the most complicated and important aspects of modern wind turbine technology. Engineers strive to design blades that extract as much energy from the wind as possible throughout a range of wind speeds and gusts, yet are still durable, quiet and cheap. A variety of ideas for building turbines and teacher handouts are included in this document and at the Web site, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy..
Wind Turbine Blade Design
Subject Science — Physical Science
Grade Level Grades 3-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan