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Slotted Blades Savonius Wind Turbine Analysis by CFD
AbstractIn this paper a new bucket configuration for a Savonius wind generator is proposed. Numerical analyses are performed to estimate the performances of the proposed configuration by means of the commercial code COMSOL Multiphysics® with respect to Savonius wind turbine with overlap only. Parametric analyses are performed, for a fixed overlap ratio, by varying the slot position; the results show that for slot positioned near the blade root, the Savonius rotor improves performances at low tip speed ratio, evidencing a better starting torque. This circumstance is confirmed by static analyses performed on the slotted blades in order to investigate the starting characteristic of the proposed Savonius wind generator configuration.
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Alaimo, A.; Esposito, A.; Milazzo, A.; Orlando, C.; Trentacosti, F. Slotted Blades Savonius Wind Turbine Analysis by CFD. Energies 2013, 6, 6335-6351.View more citation formats
Alaimo A, Esposito A, Milazzo A, Orlando C, Trentacosti F. Slotted Blades Savonius Wind Turbine Analysis by CFD. Energies. 2013; 6(12):6335-6351.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alaimo, Andrea; Esposito, Antonio; Milazzo, Alberto; Orlando, Calogero; Trentacosti, Flavio. 2013. "Slotted Blades Savonius Wind Turbine Analysis by CFD." Energies 6, no. 12: 6335-6351.