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A CFD simulation of a ducted wind turbine with ejector assist

Georgiou, DP and Milidonis, KF and Theodoropoulos, NG (2012) A CFD simulation of a ducted wind turbine with ejector assist. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 185-191..

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Ducted Wind Turbines have been the subject of numerous studies in the past (both analytic and experimental), but the concept has not found commercial use so far, mainly due to the poor performance of the tested configurations. Our analytical studies, however, have shown that an optimized configuration of a Ducted Wind Turbine with ejector type assist for the exhaust may generated Power Coefficients of the order of C P =6. This corresponds to the output of nearly 15 conventional un-ducted wind Turbines (with a typical C P =0.4). The present study simulates the Two Dimensional simplification of such a Wind Turbine Plant by employing the commercial code FLUENT and compares its performance against the case of an open (no turbine) duct. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div A > Turbomachinery
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:35
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:11