Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Research article
12 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 12 Sep 2023

Towards smart blades for vertical axis wind turbines: different airfoil shapes and tip speed ratios

Mohammad Rasoul Tirandaz, Abdolrahim Rezaeiha, and Daniel Micallef


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-81', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-81', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jan 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-81', Rasoul Tirandaz, 25 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Rasoul Tirandaz on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2023)  Author's response 
EF by Polina Shvedko (29 Mar 2023)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jun 2023) by Michael Muskulus
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Jun 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish as is (27 Jul 2023) by Michael Muskulus
ED: Publish as is (31 Jul 2023) by Paul Fleming (Chief editor)
AR by Rasoul Tirandaz on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2023)
Short summary
Vertical axis wind turbines experience a variation of torque and power throughout their rotation. Traditional non-morphing blades are intrinsically not able to respond to this variation, resulting in a turbine which has suboptimal performance. In principle, it is possible to have a morphing blade that adapts to the blade's rotation and changes its geometry in such a way as to optimise the performance of the turbine. This paper addresses the question of how such blade should morph as it rotates.
Final-revised paper