Wind Turbine Design for Optimum Energy Output

Abstract Alternatives to traditional fossil fuel sources of energy are highly sought after. One alternative is wind energy, even though wind turbine output can be difficult to predict because of variability in wind gusts. Optimal wind turbine design parameters have not been definitively established. In this work the effect of blade number and blade mass on efficiency of a wind turbine was investigated. A simple horizontal-axis turbine was fashioned using a VCR tape motor to […]