Fluid Dynamic Study of a NACA2415 Airfoil Type Wind Turbine with a Wedging Angle Equal to 30°
International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages: 54-58
Received: Jun. 11, 2015;
Accepted: Jun. 26, 2015;
Published: Jul. 1, 2015
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Tarek Chelbi, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Zied Driss, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Ahmed Kaffel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
Mohamed Salah Abid, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
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In this paper, numerical simulations and experimental validation were carried out to gain an insight into the complex flow field developing around a small wind rotor and to evaluate its performance. We consider the Navier-Stokes equations in conjunction with the standard k-ε turbulence model to study the aerodynamic parameters of a NACA2415 airfoil type wind turbine. These equations are solved numerically to determine the local characteristics of the flow and the models tested are implemented using the open source "SolidWorks Flow Simulation".Experiments have been also conducted on an open wind tunnel equipped by a small NACA2415 airfoil type wind turbine to validate the numerical results. This will help improving the aerodynamic efficiency in the design of packaged installations of the NACA2415 airfoil type wind turbine.
NACA2415 Airfoil Wind Turbine, Wind Tunnel, Turbulent Flow, Aerodynamic Structure, CFD
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Mohamed Salah Abid,
Fluid Dynamic Study of a NACA2415 Airfoil Type Wind Turbine with a Wedging Angle Equal to 30°, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences.
Vol. 1, No. 3,
2015, pp. 54-58.
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