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Airfoil selection and computational study on the torque performance of 4-blade vertical axis wind turbine

Sunny, Kalakanda Alfred and Kumar, Pradeep and Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj and Banerjee, Joy and Adheena, G.J. (2018) Airfoil selection and computational study on the torque performance of 4-blade vertical axis wind turbine. In: International Conference on Applied and Computational Mathematics (ICACM 2018), 10 August 2018 , Tamilnadu, India. pp. 1-7., 1139 (1). ISSN 7426588

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Abstract

This paper contains numerically simulated data for a 4-blade Darrieus rotor type vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). NACA0012, NACA0015, NACA0018 and NACA0021 airfoil types were analysed for the tangential force they create at different angle of attack. Based on the maximum tangential force generated by the airfoil for one full revolution, an airfoil series is selected for designing the 4-blade VAWT in simulation bed using Solid Works and then it is meshed, and cell zones are created over it in ANSYS tool. Then CFD analysis is carried out for different rotational speeds. Considering the overall torque produced during one full revolution, optimal rotational speed is arrived at. Finally, this study is aimed to study the torque performance of 4-blade Darrieus rotor type VAWT. This study is useful for designing the small scale VAWT for meeting the low energy demands at the load centres itself.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Airfoils; Angle of attack; Computational fluid dynamics; Wind turbines
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 04:03
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 04:03
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/24359
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