Parametric Performance Analysis of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

  • Yang Cao Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.
  • Jinyi Li School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China
  • Guoqing Wu Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China
  • Qiaomei Li Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.
  • Yujuan Shi Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China
  • Shuda Xing School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.
Keywords: CFD simulation, Darrieus type, parameter, solidity, spin-up method, VA WT

Abstract

As the power efficiency is affected by every aspect of a wind turbine and its blades, a 2D-computational investigation of several key parameters is proposed after which actual experiments are performed. Six parameters are examined in the computational investigation: installation angle; blade airfoil; chord length; number of blades; radius of an impellor; and wind speed. To find out the optimum performance of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine or VAWT, one appropriate parameter is selected at each section of the simulation progression. Afterwards, an experimental prototype of wind turbine is fabricated and put into an airdynamic test to ascertain the validity of the previous CFD simulation.

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Author Biographies

Yang Cao, Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Yang Cao, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China; Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Jinyi Li, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China

Jinyi Li, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China; School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Guoqing Wu, Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China

Guoqing Wu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China; Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Qiaomei Li, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Qiaomei Li, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Yujuan Shi, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China

Yujuan Shi, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Shuda Xing, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

Shuda Xing, School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, P.R. of China.

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2018-01-01
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