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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015, 3(3A), 22-26
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-3-3A-4
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Experimental Validation of Numerical Results of a Göttingen 188 Airfoil Wind Turbine for a 40° Blade Angle

Zied Driss1, , Tarek Chelbi1, Ahmed Kaffel2 and Mohamed Salah Abid1

1Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), B.P. 1173, Road Soukra, km 3.5, 3038 Sfax, TUNISIA

2University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, USA

Pub. Date: July 14, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluid Flow and Thermo-Mechanics Engineering)

Cite this paper:
Zied Driss, Tarek Chelbi, Ahmed Kaffel and Mohamed Salah Abid. Experimental Validation of Numerical Results of a Göttingen 188 Airfoil Wind Turbine for a 40° Blade Angle. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 3(3A):22-26. doi: 10.12691/ajme-3-3A-4


In this paper, an experimental validation of numerical results of a Göttingen 188 airfoil wind turbine has been achieved. For thus, a detailed description of the used wind tunnel and the various manipulations performed with the mentioned turbine are presented. The experimental setup was developed to estimate the velocity profiles and the static torque for a wedging angle of the blade equal to β=40°. In these conditions, we have proved that the static torque presents the maximum value compared with the others tested wedging angles. Our goal is to characterize the aerodynamic structure and to validate the numerical results developed using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) code.

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