Hall, John R
Planchard, David Clifton
Currently it is difficult to determine wind speed or power output for a proposed wind turbine without on-site wind speed data and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software. Our Major Qualifying Project is to compare the results from SolidWorks’s Flow Simulation package with data that was collected from an actual wind turbine test rig that was custom designed and manufactured. To do this, air was rotated through modeled wind turbine blades in the CFD simulations. On-site, an anemometer collected the local wind speeds while a free spinning wind turbine test rig measured the RPM. The local wind speed and RPM data was then compared to the predicted results from the CFD simulations.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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