Development of small domestic wind turbine with scoop and prediction of its annual power output

F. Wang, l. Bai, J.E. Fletcher, J. Whiteford, D. Cullen

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Abstract

Based on an unperturbed airflow assumption and using a set of validated modelling methods, a series of activities were carried out to optimise an aerodynamic design of a small wind turbine for a built up area, where wind is significantly weaker and more turbulent than those open sites preferable for wind farms. These activities includes design of the blades using a FORTRAN code; design of the nose cones and nacelles, which then constituted the rotor along with the blades; optimisation of the rotor designs in the virtual wind tunnel developed in the first part of the study; and finally, estimation of the annual power output of this wind turbine calculated using hourly wind data of a real Scottish Weather Station. The predicted annual output of the finalised rotor was then compared with other commercial turbines and result was rather competitive.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1637-1651
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

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Keywords

  • blade design
  • blade element momentum (BEM)
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • virtual wind tunnel
  • power output

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Wang, F. ; Bai, l. ; Fletcher, J.E. ; Whiteford, J. ; Cullen, D. / Development of small domestic wind turbine with scoop and prediction of its annual power output. In: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 7. pp. 1637-1651.
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In: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 33, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 1637-1651.

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