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yaw axis

English translation: Vertical axis through center of gravity

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English term or phrase:yaw axis
Selected answer:Vertical axis through center of gravity
Entered by: Jack Doughty

13:52 Sep 22, 2008
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / How can I find this definition?
English term or phrase: yaw axis
wind turbine. I need a scientific definition and a context
Iolanda Lanzafame
Italy
Local time: 21:00
Vertical axis through center of gravity
Explanation:
Vertical axis through the center of gravity.
zmotor.com/glossary.html

This glossary might be quite useful to you.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:00
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4 +4Vertical axis through center of gravity
Jack Doughty
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Demi Ebrite
Gary D

  

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Vertical axis through center of gravity


Explanation:
Vertical axis through the center of gravity.
zmotor.com/glossary.html

This glossary might be quite useful to you.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:00
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 18
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agree  Robin Levey: Although I'm a bit disappointed to see you writing 'centER', Jack!
2 mins
  -> Thank you. I don't try to impose my UK spelling in an answer where the translation is probably into US English. But it would be a good thing if askers would tell us more often what form of English they require.

agree  Demi Ebrite: The rotation of a horizontal-axis wind turbine around its tower or vertical axis.
4 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Phong Le
1 day 12 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro:
2 days 6 hrs
  -> Тhank you.
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Reference

Reference information:
The URL listed is a comprehensive listing of terms associated with wind power and energy.


    Reference: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/W/AE_wind_power.ht...
Demi Ebrite
United States
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17 hrs
Reference

Reference information:
http://www.windpower.org/en/tour/wtrb/yaw.htm

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=17341327

"yaw controller" is the key word

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Note added at 17 hrs (2008-09-23 07:28:13 GMT)
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It does mention "perpendicular axis' rather than vertical axis

Gary D
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