Design, Rapid Prototyping, and Testing of the Darrieus Wind Turbine

Nik Mohd Faizal Bin Nik Abd Ghani, Nik Mohd Faizal (2009) Design, Rapid Prototyping, and Testing of the Darrieus Wind Turbine. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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This report contains design, rapid prototyping and testing of the Darrieus wind turbine.
The Darrieus wind turbine rotates in the same sense regardless of the direction of the air
stream. In order to maximize its efficiency, several variations of this turbine design will
be required for testing and evaluation. One of the objectives of this project is to test
parameters that will affect the performance of the Darrieus wind turbine. Two
parameters that will evaluated for evaluation is number of blades of the turbine and
diameter of the turbine. Also for each turbine, the minimum wind speed required to start
the rotation and the speed it can rotate with varying wind speed will be determined.
Three prototypes are created for testing purposes. Results showed that the increase the
diameter of the turbine will reduce the rotation of the turbine. In addition higher number
of blades will increase the rotation of the wind turbine.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44

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