Nowadays, small vertical axis wind turbines are receiving more attention compared to horizontal wind turbines due to their suitability in urban use because they generate less noise, have bird free turbines and lower cost. There is few vertical axis wind turbines design with good power curve. However, the efficiency of power extraction has not been improved. Therefore, an attempt has been made to utilize high lift technology in practice for vertical axis wind turbines in order to improve power efficiency. High lift is obtained by double aerofoil elements mainly used in aeroplane wing design. In this current work two aerofoils are used to design a rotor blade for a vertical axis wind turbine to improve the power efficiency on the rotor. Double aerofoil blade design consists of a main aerofoil and a slat aerofoil. The parameters related to position and orientation of the slat aerofoil with respect to the main aerofoil defines the high lift. Orientation of slat aerofoil is a parameter of investigation in this paper. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have been used to obtain the aerodynamic characteristics of double aerofoil. The CFD simulations were carried out using Star CCM+ v7.04 (CD-adapco, UK) software. Aerofoils used in this work are selected from standard aerofoil shapes.
|Publikationsdato||22 nov. 2012|
|Status||Udgivet - 22 nov. 2012|
|Begivenhed||International Conference on Wind Energy: Materials, Engineering, and Policies - Hyderabad, Indien|
Varighed: 22 nov. 2012 → 23 nov. 2012
|Konference||International Conference on Wind Energy: Materials, Engineering, and Policies|
|Periode||22/11/2012 → 23/11/2012|
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
- Blade Design
- Multiple Element Aerofoil
Chougule, P., Ratkovich, N. R., Kirkegaard, P. H., & Nielsen, S. R. K. (2012). Design Of Rotor Blade For Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Using Double Aerofoil. Afhandling præsenteret på International Conference on Wind Energy: Materials, Engineering, and Policies, Hyderabad, Indien.