NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL VERTICAL-AXIS WIND TURBINE LAYOUT
ANALIZA NUMERICĂ A UNEI NOI CONFIGURAŢII DE TURBINE EOLIENE CU AX VERTICAL
Governmental incentives, technological progress, and lowering costs have made renewable energy more accessible and more affordable for residential areas. Switching to renewable energy sources not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions but also provides long-term financial gains, energy independence, and a cleaner environment for communities. In this study, a numerical analysis of a vertical-axis wind turbine layout that is easily adaptable to populated areas was conducted. Among the results are the variation of the torque coefficient during the course of a complete 360-degree rotation and the vorticity magnitude evolution at the nominal point. In order to validate the numerical results, a test campaign will be conducted inside the wind tunnel as part of further study. This campaign will be carried out using an experimental small-scale model.
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