Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 1, 2016
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||10 June 2016|
Influences of some parameters on the performance of a small vertical axis wind turbine
1 “Gheorghe Mihoc – Caius Iacob” Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Calea 13 Septembrie 13, 050711 Bucharest, Romania
2 University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Polizu 1-7, 011611 Bucharest, Romania
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The effects of various parameters on the performance of a straight bladed vertical axis wind turbine, using the vortex model, have been numerically investigated. A vortex model has been used to evaluate the performance of a vertical axis wind turbine, by means of aerodynamic characteristics of different airfoils for Reynolds numbers between 105 and 106. Parameters such as the thickness and the camber of the blade airfoil, the solidity, the type of blade profile, the number of blades and the pitch angle, which influence the power coefficient, CP, and the start-up regime. This study can be used in the designing an optimal vertical axis wind turbine in a specific location, when the prevailed wind regime is known.
© A. Dumitrache et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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