Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 287–294, 2021

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 287–294, 2021

Research article 24 Feb 2021

Research article | 24 Feb 2021

Wind tunnel comparison of four VAWT configurations to test load-limiting concept and CFD validation

Jan Wiśniewski et al.

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The article describes results of experimental wind tunnel and CFD testing of four different straight-bladed vertical axis wind turbine model configurations. The experiment tested a novel concept of vertically dividing and azimuthally shifting a turbine rotor into two parts with a specific uneven height division in order to limit cycle amplitudes and average cycle values of bending moments at the bottom of the turbine shaft to increase product lifetime, especially for industrial-scale turbines.