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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Issued: 2010

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: ix, 93 p. : ill. (some col.)

Language(s): English

Summary: The principal objective of the proposed CFD analysis is to investigate the flow field around a horizontal axis wind turbine rotor and calculate the turbine's power. A full three dimensional computational fluid dynamics method based on Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes approach was used in this study. The wind turbine has three blades and a rotor diameter of six meters. One third of the wind turbine rotor was modeled by means of 120o periodicity in a moving reference frame system. The power coefficient curve obtained from the CFD results is compared with experimental data obtained by NREL Phase VI rotor experiment. The numerical result for the power coefficient curve shows close agreement with the experimental data. The simulation results include the velocity distribution, pressure distribution along the flow direction, turbulent wake behind the wind turbine, and the turbine's power. The discussion will also include the effect of wind speed on turbine's power.

Identifier: 705369790 (oclc), 2979383 (digitool), FADT2979383 (IID), fau:3605 (fedora)

Note(s): by Armen Sargsyan.Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.Includes bibliography.Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Subject(s): Wind turbines -- Aerodynamics -- Computer simulationFluid dynamics -- Computational methodsVibration (Aerodynamics)

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/2979383

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Sargsyan, Armen.

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A3605



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