ROTOR DESIGN FOR VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINES, SUITABLE FOR URBAN SEASHORE ENVIRONMENT OR NAVAL INDUSTRY IMPLEMENTATION (NUMERICAL METHODS AND ANALYTHICAL CALCULUS)

  • IONESCU Raluca Dora PhD Candidate, University Transilvnia of Brasov, Department of Mechanical engineering
  • VLASE Sorin Director of Department, University Transilvnia of Brasov, Department of Mechanical engineering
  • IVANOIU Mircea Professor, University Transilvnia of Brasov, Department of Mechanical engineering
Keywords: Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs), blade design, aerodynamic profile.

Abstract

In this paper it is investigated the best solution for a new Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) design that has as objective the augmentation of power with minimum changes and without movable parts. It is investigated a classical Darrieus rotor with SANDIA shape, to which are studied both the influence of different aspect ratios as well as the influence of aerodynamic profile. Hence are used a NACA0012 and NACA0018 blade profile, aiming to improve the rotor characteristics. It is concluded that both the aspect ratio as well as the aerodynamic profile have a substantial importance on the power curve and thus, it encourages the further studies regarding their effect on the turbine performance.

Published
2014-09-14
How to Cite
Raluca Dora, I., Sorin, V., & Mircea, I. (2014). ROTOR DESIGN FOR VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINES, SUITABLE FOR URBAN SEASHORE ENVIRONMENT OR NAVAL INDUSTRY IMPLEMENTATION (NUMERICAL METHODS AND ANALYTHICAL CALCULUS). Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, 9(2), 83-86. Retrieved from http://sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/165
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