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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2013, 1(5), 143-148
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-1-5-7
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Experimental Investigation of the Reynolds Number’S Effect on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine of the Göttingen 188 Airfoil Type

Zied Driss1, , Sarhan Karray1, Ali Damak1 and Mohamed Salah Abid1

1Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Tunisia

Pub. Date: October 24, 2013

Cite this paper:
Zied Driss, Sarhan Karray, Ali Damak and Mohamed Salah Abid. Experimental Investigation of the Reynolds Number’S Effect on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine of the Göttingen 188 Airfoil Type. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2013; 1(5):143-148. doi: 10.12691/ajme-1-5-7

Abstract

In this paper, a study of the effect of Reynolds number on the aerodynamic characteristics of a horizontal axis wind turbine equipped by three adjustable blades of the Göttingen 188 airfoil has been developed. Particularly, different aerodynamic regimes defined by Reynolds numbers were investigated. To achieve this, an open wind tunnel has been used to determine the global characteristics of the wind turbine. The obtained results consist of the recovered power, the exerted torque on the rotor in static and in dynamic modes as well as power coefficient and torque coefficient. This work has been developed at Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM) of the National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS).

Keywords:
Göttingen 188 airfoil wind turbine horizontal axis aerodynamic characteristics wind tunnel

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