Theoretical Study of Wind Turbine Model with a New Concept on Swept Area


Commercially available wind-turbines are optimized to operate at certain wind velocity, known as rated wind velocity. For other values of wind velocity, it has different output which is lower than the rated output of the wind plant. Wind mill can be designed to provide maximum power output at different wind velocities through modification of swept area to match with the wind speed available at the moment. This can result in higher power output at all the velocities except that at rated wind speed because of limitation of generator. This results in increased utilization of generation capacity of wind mill compared to its commercially designed counterpart. A theoretical simulation has been done to prove a new concept about swept area of wind turbine blade which results in a significant increase in the power output through the year. Simulation results of power extracted through normal wind blade design and new concept are studied and compared. The findings of the study are presented in graphical and tabular form. Study establishes that there can be a significant gain in the power output with the new concept.

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Agravat, S. , Manyam, N. , Mankar, S. and Harinarayana, T. (2015) Theoretical Study of Wind Turbine Model with a New Concept on Swept Area. Energy and Power Engineering, 7, 127-134. doi: 10.4236/epe.2015.74012.

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