Wind Tunnel Experiment on a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

K. Sankaranarayanan, S. Krishnakumar, G. Victor PaulRaj, R. Rahul, S. Chitra Ganapathi
2013 Proceedings of the Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering   unpublished
The need for usage of renewable resources is increased for last few years mainly to protect our environment and it can be harnessed by means of wind turbines. In the present study, a small model Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) to a geometric scale of 1:13 has been designed based on the BEM theory using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). The scaled model of HAWT corresponding to the CADD model has fabricated and tested in the wind tunnel. The details of fabrication process,
more » ... process, experimental setup and torque and rpm for different wind speeds of the blade were studied and reported.
doi:10.3850/978-981-07-8012-8_225 fatcat:dags45pnmnbkzau56h7ygjdwcy