Numerical Analysis of Innovative Wind Booster Configurations for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Abhijeet M. Malge1, Pritam S. Kalos2
1Malge Abhijeet Manikarao*, School of Mechanical Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune, India.
2Kalos Pritam S, School of Mechanical Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on April 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 21, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 744-746 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: A1214059120/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A1214.059120
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Abstract: Vertical Axis Wind Turbines has been looked upon by researchers as a potential avenue for power generation at domestic level. The Coefficient of Power of Vertical Axis wind Turbine has its limitations mentioned by Betz theory. In this paper three configurations viz one stage, two stage and three stage Wind booster has been designed, modelled and numerically analyzed. A Multistage concept of flaps has been used in wind booster so that wind velocity may increase during each stage. The performance of turbine is assessed by wind booster for Flow velocity, Pressure. For Numerical analysis SST K-epsilon turbulence model has been used. From the analysis it is found that, the two stage wind booster velocity and pressure magnitude range is superior as compared to other two configurations.
Keywords: Multistage, Performance, Wind Booster, VAWT.
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures