Soraghan, Conaill and Leithead, William and Jamieson, Peter (2013) Influence of lift to drag ratio on optimal aerodynamic performance of straight blade vertical axis wind turbines. In: EWEA Annual Wind Energy Event 2013, 2013-02-04 - 2013-02-07.
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This paper defines an effective lift to drag for a vertical axis wind turbine design based on averaged torque per cycle. This metric is used to characterise the relationship between overall optimum aerodynamic performance and design parameters. A double multiple streamtube aerodynamic prediction model is employed to demonstrate the effect of lift to drag ratio on optimal power performance for the H-rotor and the V-rotor concept VAWT. A further study looks at the effect of coning angle for the V-rotor.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||vertical axis wind turbines, aerodynamics, power performance, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jan 2017 11:57|
|Last modified:||31 Mar 2017 20:48|