Title

Optimization of Turbine Blades on non-traditional Wind Turbines

Author(s)

Wyatt Hill, CATS

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

1st Place

Abstract

What optimal blade design, size, and pitch, optimizes a dual rotor wind turbines output? If an optimal blade can be found for a single rotor turbine design, and then applied to a dual rotor turbine then the efficiency for the wind turbine will increase. The purpose of the experiment is to find the optimal blade pitch and design that outputs the most power. Which then can be optimized to be applied to a dual rotor turbine system. The procedure involves choosing existing blade designs and then running voltage tests at varying pitches. Then the TSR is found for the chosen optimal blade design. Finally the chosen blade design is then tested to find the current output of the blade. The results showed that a blade pitch between 15 and 25 degrees gave the best efficiency output. In conclusion, so far, the optimal blade pitch is in between the range of 15 and 25 degrees. These implications can be applied to non traditional wind turbines, to improve their efficiency. Future work to be done is to create a dual rotor prototype. Keywords: Dual rotor turbine Non traditional turbine Non traditional turbine blade

Location

Lassiter 119

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

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Apr 14th, 9:15 AM

Optimization of Turbine Blades on non-traditional Wind Turbines

Lassiter 119

What optimal blade design, size, and pitch, optimizes a dual rotor wind turbines output? If an optimal blade can be found for a single rotor turbine design, and then applied to a dual rotor turbine then the efficiency for the wind turbine will increase. The purpose of the experiment is to find the optimal blade pitch and design that outputs the most power. Which then can be optimized to be applied to a dual rotor turbine system. The procedure involves choosing existing blade designs and then running voltage tests at varying pitches. Then the TSR is found for the chosen optimal blade design. Finally the chosen blade design is then tested to find the current output of the blade. The results showed that a blade pitch between 15 and 25 degrees gave the best efficiency output. In conclusion, so far, the optimal blade pitch is in between the range of 15 and 25 degrees. These implications can be applied to non traditional wind turbines, to improve their efficiency. Future work to be done is to create a dual rotor prototype. Keywords: Dual rotor turbine Non traditional turbine Non traditional turbine blade