Design and Analysis of Shrouded Small-Scale Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speeds

2018-06-22
Yildiz, R. Erdem
Ekinci, Abdurrahman
This work presents design and analysis of a shrouded small scale wind turbine optimized for extremely low wind speeds. In-house FORTRAN code based on Glauert's method are used for preliminary design. QBlade and CFD are used for iterative optimization. Results show that power output can be increased 1.5-2.5 times by using shroud. Additionally, using shroud and optimizing for low wind speed solves starting problem that small scale wind turbines have considerably and increases sustainability of power production.
Citation Formats
R. E. Yildiz and A. Ekinci, “Design and Analysis of Shrouded Small-Scale Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speeds,” 2018, vol. 1037, p. 0, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/66160.