Word Play, Puns, and Oxymorons
Windmills

# What direction do windmill blades spin?

123

###### 2009-01-10 08:58:14

Despite masses of web pages that claim otherwise, and plenty of quizbooks as well, there are examples of windmills whose sails rotate clockwise, and examples that rotate anticlockwise. The direction is always taken from in front of the mill, and looking at the sails, the solid edge is the leading edge. An example of nearby similar mills whose sails rotate in opposite directions can be seen in Cambridgeshire at Bourn (anticlockwise) and Great Gransden (clockwise).

๐
0
๐คจ
0
๐ฎ
0
๐
0

## Related Questions

When the forces on a windmill are unbalanced, the blades may slow down or speed up, or they may change direction. When the blades are rotating at a constant velocity (speed and direction), then the forces are balanced.

Wind moves the blades in the direction that it is blowing.

However the blades are oriented. Look at a ceiling fan, the blades are shaped so that it will blow air down (there's a switch on there to make it spin and suck air up). A windmill is made to spin when wind blows and this rotates the handle on a pump to make water come out of a well.

blades or rotators i no this cos im amazing no need to thank me

you have to go on the fan blades of the mill and spin them counter clockwise

Windmills only have 3 blades because if there were 4 or 2 it would not spin!!! I HATE MATH!!!!! Windmills do have more blades sometimes, I've seen plenty.

Pretty much what it says. The wind blowing on the blades of the windmill makes the windmill turn. This turning then makes the generator spin. And the generator then produces electric energy.

The kinetic energy of the air molecules in the 'wind' is transferred to the blades of the windmill as kinetic energy of the moving blades of the windmill.

You click and spin the windmill blades, and then when all three are spinning, the light will turn on in the house, and you will pull the right side of the roof up, and the PLAY button will be there! :)

it doesnt move the mud it opens the door on the top of the windmill and to make the windmill move you have to jump on the rope inside of the windmill and then go outside and jump on the blades of the windmill Can someone mention it more clearer?

The tip speed of the windmill blades is typically 5 times the wind speed. That is, in a ten-mph wind, the tip of the blades moves at 50 mph.

Wind acting on the blades of a windmill causes it to spin around it's axis. This spinning motion is the conversion of mechanical, wind, energy to torque, mechanical rotational force. This drives a shaft for a pump or a generator.

The old fashioned Dutch windmills blades are called sails.

A wind machine with blades is so called a wind turbine, or a windmill.

Its the :- head spin or windmill...

Windmills use the force of wind (a natural force) pushing on the blades to turn the blades. Inside the windmill is an alternator or generator connected to the blades that also turns and that generates electricity.

Windmills use the power of wind and transforms that energy into kinetic energy (which causes the blades to spin), which in turn creates mechanical energy.Wind Energy

For most models your ceiling fan blades should be turning counter clockwise in the summer. As a general rule, the blades need to spin in the direction of the slope on the blades to create a downward draft which makes the air feel cooler. You should feel a draft or breeze when you are standing underneath the fan if it is turning in the right direction. If you do not feel that then you need to switch it to the other direction.

###### PoptropicaPhysicsWindmillsWind PowerEnergyAstro Knights IslandHome ElectricityWord Play, Puns, and OxymoronsSynonyms and AntonymsHome & GardenPerforming ArtsScienceHeating Ventilating and Air Conditioning

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.