Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1031–1041, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1031–1041, 2021

Research article 29 Jul 2021

Research article | 29 Jul 2021

Maximal power per device area of a ducted turbine

Nojan Bagheri-Sadeghi et al.

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The design of a ducted wind turbine was optimized to maximize the power per total cross-sectional area of the device. The associated power coefficient was 0.70, which is significantly greater than that obtainable from an open rotor turbine. Furthermore, it was shown that there is an optimal duct length, which is 15 % of the rotor diameter.