Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 2, 2017
Sustainable energy systems for the future
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||31 August 2017|
Determining the performance of a Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine using a combined CFD/BEM method
School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Newcastle,
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Received in final form: 6 July 2017
Accepted: 27 July 2017
Traditionally, the optimisation of a Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine has focused on maximising power output. However, due to the often less than ideal location of small-scale turbines, cut-in speed and starting time are of equal importance in maximising Annual Energy Production, which is the ultimate goal of any wind turbine design. This paper proposes a method of determining power output, cut-in speed and starting time using a combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Blade Element Momentum theory. The proposed method has been validated against published experimental data.
© J.E. Kesby et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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