Episode 005: Windmills

Windmills might be popular in our home country, but they do not originate from these flat lands. Also, really weird windmills are being developed in the last few decades. Lets discuss windmills!


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Show notes:

What came before:

Equation [02:15]
Power = ½ k Cp rho A V³

Derivation of efficiency (warning: partially in Dutch) [04:00]

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1drvNuws-PILwUaoSjBgRkS8RBIQZm0Oy/view?usp=sharing

The seven wonders of the world [09:00]

https://www.ancient.eu/The_Seven_Wonders/

Pyramid in the Netherlands[10:30]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_of_Austerlitz

The first organ [11:45]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dion654a_ancient_organ.jpg

Prayer wheels [15:00]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tibetan_monastery_Prayer_Wheel.jpg

Automaton [16:15]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mechanical_Pinochio.gif

First electricity generating windmill [22:00]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Blyth%27s_1891_windmill.jpg

The better windmill [23:15]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wind_turbine_1888_Charles_Brush.jpg

Modern USSR and USA windmill [27:00]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WIME_D-30.png

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wind_turbine_1941.jpg

Japanese windpark [31:30]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y3-VX5wXqI

And what might follow:

Sizes of windmills [38:45]

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Wind_turbine_size_increase_1980-2011.png

Largest wind turbine [42:15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestas_V164

Multi rotor wind turbine [44:30]

https://renewablesnow.com/news/vestas-to-test-multi-rotor-wind-turbine-concept-521764/

Magic roundabout [44:45]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon)

Zappelin wind turbine [49:00]

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/the-windmill-of-the-future-could-be-floating-in-the-sky/359706/

Kite wind turbine [52:00]

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/the-windmill-of-the-future-could-be-floating-in-the-sky/359706/

Darrieus wind turbine [57:45]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrieus_wind_turbine

Bladeless wind turbine [61:00]

https://www.wired.com/2015/05/future-wind-turbines-no-blades/

Cylinder ship wind turbine [61:30]

https://gizmodo.com/the-mega-ships-of-tomorrow-may-be-driven-by-technology-1583330087

 

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