Numerical study of helical savonius rotor in urban areas / Saif Zeyad Mustafa

Saif , Zeyad Mustafa (2011) Numerical study of helical savonius rotor in urban areas / Saif Zeyad Mustafa. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Wind energy has a huge rule in the production of free electricity in urban areas. Usage of helical wind turbine as a power producer is low cost compare to other horizontal wind turbines. Helical savonius wind turbine has a wide range of mechanical design parameters to meet the numerous design requirements. A total of 10 prototypes have been designed using the pro engineer program which are divided into a few mechanical design considerations like aspect ratio, separation gap and Bach cross-section profile, in order to study the behavior of the rotor through using a numerical analysis program like cfdesign. Therefore, this study introduce a new mechanical design considerations to improve the performance over (cp=0.2) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and analyze the results, helical rotor found to have (cp=0.26) with a Bach cross-section of (90o to 20o), considering the wind resources in Malaysia.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Thesis (M.Eng.) - Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 2011.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind energy conversion systems; Wind turbines; Helical savonius wind turbine; Computational fluid dynamics
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
    Depositing User: Mr Prabhakaran Balachandran
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 16:58
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 16:58

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