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Wind tunnel tests on a wind turbine with contractor and diffuser arrangement

Fletcher, J.E. and Wang, F. and Bai, l. and Whiteford, J. and Cullen, D. (2007) Wind tunnel tests on a wind turbine with contractor and diffuser arrangement. [Proceedings Paper]

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Abstract

This article illustrates the improved wind energy capture of a standard small-scale wind turbine with a novel contractor and diffuser. The contractor and diffuser arrangement is used to accelerate the air-flow across the turbine's blade system and has been optimised using computational fluid dynamics. The results obtained from wind tunnel experiments show a 43% increase in power output for the same incident wind speed if the contractor and diffuser arrangement is used. These results confirm data predicted through computational fluid dynamics. It is illustrated that CFD offers a virtual wind tunnel for aerodynamic optimization.

Item type: Proceedings Paper
ID code: 36179
Keywords: wind tunnel tests, wind turbine, contractor, diffuser arrangement, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 16:13
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:00
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/36179

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