Experimental results relating to tip vane augmenters fitted to a horizontal axis turbine and comparison with predictions.

A.J. Garside, G.J.W. Bussel, van

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    Abstract

    The concept of fitting lifting surfaces (tip vane augmenters) to the rotor tip of horizontal axis wind turbines, pioneered by van Holten, has recently been the subject of detailed experimental study, supported by theoretical modelling. Dimensional data for two types of tip vane and design of a new rotor were provided using predictive models developed by TH Delft, for Cranfield to design a tip vane rotor for fitting to a 2m. diameter model turbine. The unit has been tested in a large open jet wind tunnel, and in the concluding stages, the large area return section of a closed section tunnel; the results from the closed tunnel test are described here.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWind Energy Conversion 1985, Proceedings of the 7th British Wind Energy Association Conference, Oxford, Engl
    Place of PublicationOxford, Engl
    Pages103-111
    Publication statusPublished - 1985

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    Garside, A. J., & Bussel, van, G. J. W. (1985). Experimental results relating to tip vane augmenters fitted to a horizontal axis turbine and comparison with predictions. In Wind Energy Conversion 1985, Proceedings of the 7th British Wind Energy Association Conference, Oxford, Engl (pp. 103-111).