Computational flow field analysis of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

  title={Computational flow field analysis of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine},
  author={G. Colley and Rakesh Mishra and H. V. Rao and R. Woolhead},
The present work has used Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to obtain the flow field characteristics of a novel Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT). The turbine used in this study features a multi blade design where both a stator and rotor blade array is used. The computational model is three-dimensional and contains full-scale turbine geometry measuring 2.0m in diameter and 1m in height. The pressure field across the wind turbine has been computed for operating conditions of ?=0 and ?=0.4 where… CONTINUE READING
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