CFD Analysis and Blade Optimization of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine


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This paper aims to do blade design of a small horizontal axis wind turbine and perform wind tunnel test to conform its efficiency. In this research Bladecalculator, Pro/E and ANSYS/CFX are used to find the relationship between the blade rotating speed with torque. The analytical results of wind turbine completely match with that of test data. Comparison with data of generator, new design blade gets more power. The power of new design blades is about ten times as the original blades.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 591-593)

Edited by:

Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang, Jeng-Haur Horng and Zichen Chen




C. Y. Cheng et al., "CFD Analysis and Blade Optimization of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 591-593, pp. 231-235, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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