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The effect of blade angles of the vertical axis wind turbine on the output performance.

Mohamed, F.; Park, K.-S.; Pradhan, S.; Mishra, R.; Zala, K.; Asim, T.; Al-Obaidi, A.

Authors

F. Mohamed

K.-S. Park

S. Pradhan

R. Mishra

K. Zala

A. Al-Obaidi



Abstract

There are many social, political and environmental issues associated with the use of fossil fuels. For this reason, there are numerous investigations currently being carried out to develop newer and renewable sources of energy to alleviate energy demand. Wind is one source of energy that can be harnessed using wind turbines. In this study, numerical investigations using CFD analysis have been carried out to determine the optimum dimensions of a wind turbine used in urban environments by varying the rotor and stator blade angles. The effect of these blade angles have been considered to be within the normal operating range (α from 1.689 to 21.689 , δ from 22.357 to 42.357 and γ from 18.2 to 38.2 ) while β was kept constant to 90 . The results show that as α increase torque output and power output increases to a certain point after which both these quantities start decreasing. On the contrary to α, as δ increase torque output and power output decreases. From the results it can be concluded that the ideal blade angles, for optimal power output, are α=16.689, γ=18.2 and δ=22.357.

Citation

MOHAMED, F., PARK, K.-S., PRADHAN, S., MISHRA, R., ZALA, K., ASIM, T. and AL-OBAIDI, A. 2014. The effect of blade angles of the vertical axis wind turbine on the output performance. Presented at 27th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management international congress 2014 (COMADEM 2014), 16-18 September 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 27th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management international congress 2014 (COMADEM 2014)
Conference Location Brisbane, Australia
Start Date Sep 16, 2014
End Date Sep 18, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 8, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 8, 2021
Keywords VAWT; Power; Torque; Delta; Gamma; Alpha
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/872504

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