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Title

A New Tool for Topological Optimization of a Rotor for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Authors

[ 1 ] Instytut Mechaniki Stosowanej, Wydział Budowy Maszyn i Zarządzania, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Year of publication

2016

Published in

Vibrations in Physical Systems

Journal year: 2016 | Journal volume: vol. 27

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • vertical axis wind turbines
  • topological optimization
  • computational fluid dynamics
Abstract

EN A computer program for topological optimization of a rotor for vertical axis wind turbines of various type is presented. The tool is based mainly on two external modules: the GMSH mesh generator and the OpenFOAM CFD toolbox. Interpolation of rotor blades geometry and computational model of the airflow through a turbine are briefly discussed. Moreover, a simple optimization algorithm is described. Exemplary results for a H-type rotor are presented. Finally, potential directions for the software development are indicated.

Pages (from - to)

143 - 150

URL

https://vibsys.put.poznan.pl/_journal/2016-27/articles/vibsys_2016-ch18.pdf

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CC BY (attribution alone)

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