Towards the understanding of vertical-axis wind turbines in double-rotor configuration

D. De Tavernier, C. Ferreira, A. Li, U. S. Paulsen, H. A. Madsen

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Abstract

Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in double-rotor configuration, meaning two rotors in close proximity, have the ability to enhance the power performance. In this study, we work towards the understanding of vertical-axis wind turbines in double-rotor configuration. Numerical simulations are performed to gain insight in the physics behind the double-rotor concept. Furthermore, a parametric study is performed to explore the effect of the double-rotor lay-out, rotor loading, rotor spacing and wind direction on the flow characteristics and the power generation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022015
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1037
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2018
EventTORQUE 2018: The Science of Making Torque from Wind - Milano, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
http://www.torque2018.org/

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