DETERMINING BLADE PARAMETERS FOR OPTIMIZED WIND TURBINE BLADES**
Wind turbines offer an efficient source of energy that allows areas to be less reliant on fossil fuels. Using Monte Carlo simulations and the inputs of tip speed ratio and lift/drag ratio, the optimal parameters along the length of the blade of a three-blade horizontal-axis wind turbine were determined. The power coefficient, chord, and angle of relative wind were studied relative to the position along the blade. Relations between the overall power coefficient and the lift/drag ratio and the tip speed ratio were also determined. This research details the preliminary findings of blade parameters for an optimized three-blade horizontal-axis wind turbine.
KSU Physics and Chemistry departments
Donn*, Josiah and Kulasiri, Ratnappuli L. Dr.
"DETERMINING BLADE PARAMETERS FOR OPTIMIZED WIND TURBINE BLADES**,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 76, No. 1, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol76/iss1/13