Scaling of vertical axis wind turbine dynamic stall

A. J. Buchner, A. J. Smits, J. Soria

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Abstract

Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) are an alternative to horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) for wind and tidal energy harvesting applications. Studies of vertical axis wind turbines have heavily invested in understanding the behaviour of the complete turbine, but often with only cursory assessment of the contributions of unsteady aerodynamics of individual blades. This paper experimentally explores the process of unsteady flow separation, or dynamic stall, of the flow around the blades of a gyromill-style vertical axis wind turbine, and the factors upon which its appearance and evolution rely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780646596952
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 11 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014

Other

Other19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/8/1412/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Buchner, A. J., Smits, A. J., & Soria, J. (2014). Scaling of vertical axis wind turbine dynamic stall. In Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 (Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.