Wind Tunnel Experimental study of Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
أ.د. السيد صابر
أ. د. حسن الجمل
Renewable energy, just as fossil energy, is used for electricity production and heat production. Renewable energy implementation has been developing rapidly in recent years. Wind, water, and solar power can supply all of the world’s energy by 2030. The aim of the study is to help in meeting challenges facing the world today production of renewable energy. This study consists of designing and testing the performance of a new type Savonius (IceWind) Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. In order to do so, first a literature review is carried out to understand the theory behind wind turbines and to understand the different types and characteristics of VAWT. IceWind design is reverse engineered from promotional material. SolidWorks program is then used to make IceWind rotor. Wind tunnel open type has been used to understand the characteristics of the IceWind rotor. Physical models of both designs (two and three blades) are built to physically test and compare their performance under different conditions. From the different steps, we concluded that IceWind does show a good performance.