Wedging Angle Effect on the Aerodynamic Structure of a Rutland 913 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages: 1-9
Received: Apr. 12, 2016; Accepted: Apr. 18, 2016; Published: Jul. 5, 2016
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Zied Driss, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Slah Driss, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Walid Triki, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Mohamed Salah Abid, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
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Abstract
Numerical simulation was achieved to study the aerodynamic characteristics around horizontal axis wind turbine of Rutland 913 type. Our study has been focus on the wedging angle effect. From application of the commercial computational fluid dynamics code "Fluent", the distribution of the velocity fields and static pressure was presented in different planes of the considered control volume. These results present the local characteristics of the turbulent flow and give us informations about the wind turbine performance. Indeed, the geometrical parameters have been compared to choose the optimal conditions of the wind turbine.
Keywords
CFD, Modeling, Wedging Angle, Rutland 913
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Zied Driss, Slah Driss, Walid Triki, Mohamed Salah Abid, Wedging Angle Effect on the Aerodynamic Structure of a Rutland 913 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20160201.11
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