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