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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 10, October 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



The Effects Of Aerofoil Profile Modification On A Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

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AUTHOR(S)

Amit Kumar Thakur, Ajay Kumar Kaviti, Jayashri N Nair

 

KEYWORDS

NACA-0015; VAWT; Gurney flap; Dimple; Optimization.

 

ABSTRACT

This study focuses on optimizing the NACA-0015 aerofoil that would be easily used in wind turbines on a vertical axis. The profile changes considered are the amalgam of both the inward dimple and the Gurney flap on the NACA-0015's higher pressure surface. For optimization, a total of seven forms of modifications were considered. Data generated from the aerofoil profile analysis of computational fluid dynamics are used for optimization. To ensure that the optimization is decisive, CFD simulations are validated against existing experimental results.

 

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