Slotted Blades Savonius Wind Turbine Analysis by CFD

Andrea Alaimo, Antonio Esposito, Alberto Milazzo, Calogero Orlando, Flavio Trentacosti
2013 Energies  
In 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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.3390/en6126335 fatcat:gabh3zuwnngbrl3pbft6mxvpkq