IJMTES – COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF SCOOPED WINDMILL DESIGN

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF SCOOPED WINDMILL DESIGN

Author’s Name : Abdul Jamal C | Srinath S  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 09 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 118-123

Abstract – Use of renewable energy sources are growing due to the depletion of fossil fuels and concerns about environmental pollution. Wind energy is one of the leading alternative energy sources which can meet a large portion of world’s energy demand. Although Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) is the most simple & cheap method of producing electricity, it mainly depends on the wind velocity. As the wind velocity increases, the power increases cubically. Main aim of this project is to design and analyze a wind turbine with and without scoop design, using computational fluid dynamic analysis. The 3D models of a wind turbine are designed by using the solid works software and the analysis is done by the ANSYS CFD software. The blade is analyzed to find the maximum velocity and pressure over the blade design for both the models and then power output is calculated to compare each other to find the most efficient design.  

Keywords— Renewable Energy Sources; Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine; Wind Velocity; ANSYS CFD

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