Experimental study of Savomius wind turbine
2017 – 2018
أ.د. السيد صابر
The objective of this project is to study and manufacture a wind turbine of vertical axis, Savonius type. In particular, what will be studied is which geometrical design of the wings of the wind turbine is the most efficient, while taking into account the cost, the elegance, the simplicity, the feasibility and the durability.
Firstly a research took place on the existing bibliography, so every member of the team would be up to date about the so far theoretical and technological development of this kind of wind turbine. After this briefing the team was at the position to exclude some geometrical designs and conclude to the most efficient. Thereafter, based on our means and tools we performed a research for the final decision of the kind of Savonius wind turbine we would manufacture. Later on, we divided the tasks that had to be done into categories and distributed them to the team members depending on their individual skills and knowledge to achieve the best possible result. These tasks included the analysis of the materials’ durability, what mechanical elements were needed, various software simulation tests and the electrical installment of the wind turbine.
After the analysis was over, the next step was the manufactural, which followed in detail and precision the design that had been preceded. Finally, a compatibility check was performed of the theoretical sizes compared to the ones that the final construction showed.