Aerodynamic Design of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. G.U. Aero Report 9246

Galbraith, R.A.M., Coton, F.N. and Jiang, D. (1992) Aerodynamic Design of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. G.U. Aero Report 9246. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This is the final report of research project GR/F 63466 on the Aerodynamic Design of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. It is divided into two main sections. First, a general overview of the content, management and success of the work. Second, detailed technical information describing the design tools developed and experiments performed. Although the experimental programme, to test three appropriate aerofoil sections, had minor modification for reasons explained, three aerofoils were tested and the data distributed before archiving. Likewise, the proposed design code was subject to minor modification but a successful distorted wake model, including unsteady viscous effects, with typical run times well within designers requirements, was developed and is in current use. The package permits a wide range of blade designs that include taper, pitch, twist and change of aerofoil section along the span. The code has been delivered to Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Ltd.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Final report for SERC award no. GR/F63466
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Coton, Professor Frank and Galbraith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Galbraith, R.A.M., Coton, F.N., and Jiang, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1992 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department
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