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de Tavernier, D.A.M. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
To advance the design of a multimegawatt vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), application-specific airfoils need to be developed. In this research, airfoils are tailored for a VAWT with variable pitch. A genetic algorithm is used to optimise the airfoil shape considering a balance between the aerodynamic and structural performance of airfoils. At...
journal article 2019
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Coenen, Roger (author)
Airborne Wind Energy is a technology where wind energy is harvested with tethered flying devices. Kitepower uses flexible leading edge inflatable kites, but these have a scaling disadvantage in that they become heavier with size. A single skin kite has the potential of negating this disadvantage while at the same time being more aerodynamically...
master thesis 2018
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Boohalli Shivamallegowda, Greeshma (author)
Airfoil design plays an important role in improving the performance of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines(VAWTs). The aim of this thesis is to arrive at optimal airfoil geometries to enhance the performance of VAWTs and analyse the performance of these optimal airfoils under steady and unsteady operation conditions of the rotor. The airfoil design is...
master thesis 2018