Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics

Aerodynamic Performance Modeling and Optimization of Small Scale Wind Turbine Rotors

Authors
Athwel Gamarallage, Thusitha Sugathapala
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Athwel Gamarallage
Available Online August 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-15.2015.43How to use a DOI?
Keywords
wind energy; rotor aerodynamics; power coefficient
Abstract
This paper presents aerodynamic performance modeling and optimization of small scale wind turbine rotors for off-grid electricity generation applications targeting local manufacturing through simplification of blade geometry with constant chord and linear twist. The classical momentum theory and blade element theory are used to derive the governing equations, which are solved through an iterative procedure and search method for optimization. The results show that the aerodynamic performances of the simplified rotor designs are quite satisfactory, thus enhancing potential for local manufacture.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-104-9
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-15.2015.43How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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