Performance Testing of a Small Self-Starting Vertical Axis Wind Turbine


Authors : Avi Verma, Manuraj Sahu.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 9 - September

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The presented research work focuses on utilizing wind energy for power production by developing a small-scale wind turbine, as an alternative to conventional energy sources like fossil fuels which are rapidly depleting and also harming the environment on global scale. In the undertaken work, a simple selfpropelled vertically-mounted rotor turbine has been fabricated. An NACA0018 airfoil was selected for the prototype and the model was subjected to a dessert cooler at different speed for study and optimization of turbine for aerodynamic performance.

Keywords : Wind turbine, HAWT, VAWT, aerodynamics, optimization.

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