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Performance analyses of a fixed-pitch straight-bladed VAWT with selected low Reynolds number airfoils

Islam, Mazharul and Carriveau, Rupp and Fartaj, Amir (2012) Performance analyses of a fixed-pitch straight-bladed VAWT with selected low Reynolds number airfoils. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 69 (2). pp. 289-298. ISSN 0020-7233 E-ISSN 1029-0400

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One of the most important factors for cost-effective SB-VAWT product is the selection of an appropriate airfoil to achieve desired aerodynamic performance and to optimise the overall dimensions of the SB-VAWT. Design changes related to airfoil also have the potential for increasing the cost effectiveness of SB-VAWTs. This research aims to perform a detailed performance analysis on a series of low Reynolds number (RN) airfoils selected to enhance the performance of smaller capacity fixed-pitch SB-VAWT. Three low RN airfoils have been selected as candidates for the blades of a smaller-capacity SB-VAWT. The research compares their performances with that of a conventionally used symmetric NACA 0015 airfoil. It was found that all candidate low RN airfoils produced higher torque than the NACA 0015 at lower tip speed ratios. © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7416/56607
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy,Renewable,Turbine,VAWT,Wind
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mazharul Islam
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56607

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