Aerodynamic Performance Modeling and Optimization of Small Scale Wind Turbine Rotors
Athwel Gamarallage, Thusitha Sugathapala
Available Online August 2015.
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- wind energy; rotor aerodynamics; power coefficient
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Athwel Gamarallage AU - Thusitha Sugathapala PY - 2015/08 DA - 2015/08 TI - Aerodynamic Performance Modeling and Optimization of Small Scale Wind Turbine Rotors PB - Atlantis Press SP - 188 EP - 192 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-15.2015.43 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-15.2015.43 ID - Gamarallage2015/08 ER -