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Volume 313, 2020Dynamics of Civil Engineering and Transport Structures and Wind Engineering – DYN-WIND’2020
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||16 April 2020|
Scaling of wind turbine aerodynamics: wind tunnel experiments
Czech Acad Sci, Inst Theoret & Appl Mech, Prosecká 76, 19000 Prague, Czech Republic.
2 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Ivana Lučića 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
* Stanislav Pospisil: firstname.lastname@example.org
A small-scale wind turbine model was designed and manufactured to study its aerodynamic thrust force and the harvested flow energy. To provide a good understanding of the aerodynamics of the small-scale wind turbine at the low Reynolds number, the performance of three different types of blade airfoils was studied. The main motivation for the design of a new miniature wind turbine model was to achieve realistic values of the thrust force and the power coefficient on the model scale. A new blade profile with a thickness of 10% was designed and employed to reach the high tip-speed ratio, which is characteristic of contemporary wind turbines.
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