By Muyiwa Adaramola
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TABLE 6: The aerofoil requirements for blade regions . Parameter Blade Position (Figure 2) Root Mid Span Tip Thickness to chord ratio (%) ([d/c] Figure 2) >27 27–21 21–15 Structural load bearing requirement High Med Low Geometrical compatibility Med Med Med Maximum lift insensitive to leading edge roughness High Design lift close to maximum lift off-design Low Maximum CL and post stall behaviour Low Low Aerofoil Noise Med High High Wind Turbine Blade Design 17 An aerodynamic phenomenon known as stall should be considered carefully in turbine blade design.
For blades with tip speed ratios of six to nine utilising aerofoil sections with negligible drag and tip losses, Betz’s momentum theory gives a good approximation . In instances of low tip speeds, high drag aerofoil sections and blade sections around the hub, this method could be considered inaccurate. In such cases, wake and drag losses should be accounted for [4,12]. The Betz method gives the basic shape of the modern wind turbine blade (Figure 2). However, in practice more advanced methods of optimization are often used [12–14].
Figure 5 illustrates the flow mechanism. A shrouded wind turbine equipped with a brimmed diffuser came into existence in this way. We call it the “wind-lens turbine”. Next we add an appropriate structure for entrance, called an inlet shroud, to the entrance of the diffuser with a brim. The inlet shroud makes wind easy to flow into the diffuser. Viewed as a whole, the collection-acceleration device consists of a venturi-shaped structure with a brim [8–10]. As for other parameters, we have examined the diffuser opening angle, the hub ratio, and the center-body length [10-12].
Wind Turbine Technology: Principles and Design by Muyiwa Adaramola