Computer-aided design of vertical-axis wind turbines

A. V. Kulbaka


In the second chapter computer-aided system was offered for solution of the computer-aided design task. Two commercially-available computer-aided software, Kompas-3D and SolidWorks 2012, in combination with custom-developed “Rotor” program in Matlab environment were proposed to solve the task of preliminary vertical-axis rotor design. Aerodynamical aspects of vertical-axis wind turbines, as well as principle of action of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbines, were examined to formulate methodical basis for computer program


Vertical-axis wind turbine; computer-aided design


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