CFD Modeling and Verification of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Reference persons GIOVANNI BRACCO
External reference persons Oronzo Dell’Edera, Lorenzo Dutto, Alberto Ghigo
Research Groups 14-Meccatronica e servosistemi
Thesis type RESEARCH
Description VAWTs are an increasingly attractive alternative to traditional Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTs) due to their potential advantages in terms of scalability, efficiency, and suitability for urban environments.
The study begins with a comprehensive review of existing VAWT designs and their performance characteristics. It then delves into the development of a high-fidelity CFD model that accurately simulates the complex aerodynamics and fluid flow patterns surrounding VAWTs. This model takes into account various factors such as blade geometry, wind speed, turbulence, and rotor configuration to predict the turbine's behavior under different operating conditions.
Required skills: CFD (Star CCM+), Matlab
See also http://www.morenergylab.polito.it/
Required skills Basic knowledge of CFD techniques (Star-CCM+ preferable, but not mandatory)
Deadline 22/09/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA