Rotor Testing Under Simulated Winds Using A Mobile Platform

Prakash, S and Venkatanarayana, AR (1993) Rotor Testing Under Simulated Winds Using A Mobile Platform. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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Model tests under simulated conditions is one of the methods used for determining the performance tests of wind mill rotors. A mobile test facility using a medium size van has been built at NAL to carry out the field tests. This facility was used to test the SAMIRA rotor model. The van was driven on a run-way at different speeds to simulate wind speeds. The maximum wind speed that could be obtained during tests was around 15 m/s. Measurements of wind speed, rotor speed and flap deflection were carried out using instrumentation available. The use of mobile test facility in conducting such tests proved very convenient from operational point of view. Some results from the tests conducted are also presented.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind turbine blades, Blade design, Aerodynamics, Regulation of Wind Turbine Rotors, Lift, Drag
Subjects: RENEWABLE ENERGY > Wind Energy
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2012 05:35
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2012 05:35

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