Wind Turbine Prototype

  • Islam, Sheikh (Principal Investigator)
  • Ayub, Ahmad (Co-investigator)
  • Sellami, Nazmi (Co-investigator)

Project: Projects from Previous Employment

Project Details


This is £5000.00 Standard Innovation Voucher Award

Four turbine designs (i.e. A, B, C and D) were tested at different wind speed and power produced by the turbines are shown in the report. Turbine D performs better compared to other two turbine designs.
The turbine designs show potential for future application and further testing is required to develop a full scale model. While the effect of environmental condition has not been explored in these experiments, in order to increase the power output of the turbine, a sensitivity on the geometric design parameters needs to also be explored. The effect of major design parameters could be explored using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and goal driven optimisation techniques. The turbine performance could then be predicted for different altitudes and upstream deflector systems to increase the oncoming wind. An optimised design could also be proposed from the simulation predicted results. A full-scale model could be tested for a long-term operation using a torque sensor, motor and braking assembly. Further CFD modelling and experiments could be carried out to evaluate the potential use this design as a tidal turbine.

Key findings

Future Resource Green Apple Award Winner for Environmental Best Practice 2019, awarded by The Green Earth Appeal.

Effective start/end date1/04/195/08/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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