Wind tunnel tests to modify a drag-type vertical axis wind turbine

William Vallone, Ibrahim Guven, Erdogan Madenci

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Abstract

This study investigates the influences of various geometric parameters on the performance of a drag-type VAWT. A small model has been built and tested in the wind tunnel. The experimental VAWT has also been outfitted with a custom made generator. The comparative analysis involves both revolutions-per-minute (RPM) and power measurements. Finally, high-speed photography is used o draw conclusions on the aerodynamic behavior of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010
Event51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Other

Other51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/12/104/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Vallone, W., Guven, I., & Madenci, E. (2010). Wind tunnel tests to modify a drag-type vertical axis wind turbine. In 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference [2010-2653] (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference).