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Optimum Design of a Wind Turbine Blade  


Abstract Category: Engineering
Course / Degree: M.SC. AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Institution / University: Brunel University, United Kingdom
Published in: 2011


Thesis Abstract / Summary:

The project demonstrates the analysis of the wind speed characteristics of a particular wind site and also identifies the optimization of the CL and CD coefficients of a horizontal axis wind turbine blade by an Aerodynamic tool known as XFOIL. The aerodynamic data output given out by XFOIL fluid computational analysis, then allows us to select the MH102, MH104, MH106, MH108 and MH110 airfoils for a 10m wind turbine blade. Furthermore the optimised lift coefficient of the airfoils was then used to estimate the chord lengths as a function of the radial distances along the wind turbine blade. Using the BEM theory and the flow interaction, the coefficient of performance (efficiency) was optimised as well as assessing the power produced by the turbine through a power curve.

Keywords: Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines, BEM Theory, Optimization


Thesis Keywords/Search Tags:
WIND TURBINE BLADE, WIND TURBINE DESIGN, AIRFOIL ANALYSIS, BEM Theory

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Submission Details: Thesis Abstract submitted by Stephen Anim-Mensah from United Kingdom on 20-May-2011 20:04.
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