Numerical simulation of a Savonius turbine above an infinite-width forward facing step

Goh, Seach Chyr and Schlüter, Jorg Uwe 2016, Numerical simulation of a Savonius turbine above an infinite-width forward facing step, Wind engineering, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 134-147, doi: 10.1177/0309524X15624619.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Numerical simulation of a Savonius turbine above an infinite-width forward facing step
Author(s) Goh, Seach Chyr
Schlüter, Jorg UweORCID iD for Schlüter, Jorg Uwe orcid.org/0000-0001-7783-1361
Journal name Wind engineering
Volume number 40
Issue number 2
Start page 134
End page 147
Total pages 15
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-04
ISSN 0309-524X
Keyword(s) computational fluid dynamics
Savonius wind turbine
roof-mounted
forward facing step
bluff body
Summary The Savonius turbine, although simple in construction, typically has a maximum power coefficient (cP) of about 0.2. This is significantly lower than the cP of the axial flow propeller-type turbine which typically can be as high as 0.5. However, a simple means to improve the cP of a Savonius turbine is to install it above a forward facing step, for example, a cliff or a building. In this work, prior experimental results of the tow testing of a Savonius turbine installed above a finite-width bluff body were used to validate computational fluid dynamics simulation of the same experimental conditions. The validated simulation settings were then used to obtain the maximum cP of a similar turbine of finite width but installed above an infinite-width forward facing step over a range of installation positions above and behind the step.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0309524X15624619
Field of Research 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085389

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 1 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 205 Abstract Views, 2 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 18 Aug 2016, 13:31:25 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.