Design and test of a vertical-axis wind turbine with pitch control

J. J. Miau, S. Y. Liang, R. M. Yu, C. C. Hu, T. S. Leu, J. C. Cheng, S. J. Chen

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The concept of pitch control has been implemented in the design of a small vertical-axis wind turbine. Benefits gained can be shown by the experimental and numerical results presented in this paper. As found, the method of variable pitch control outperforms the one of fixed pitch control. The present results show that the former can make remarkable improvement on the starting torque as well as the aerodynamic characteristics at low tip speed ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAEROTECH IV - Recent Advances in Aerospace Technologies
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAEROTECH IV - 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2012 Nov 212012 Nov 22

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


OtherAEROTECH IV - 2012
CityKuala Lumpur

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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