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dc.contributor.authorRobotham, AJen
dc.contributor.authorSharpe, DJen
dc.contributor.editorAnderson, MBen
dc.contributor.editorPowles, SJRen

This paper presents results of wind tunnel tests carried out on a small V-type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (V-VAWT). This model wind turbine was specifically designed to study the effect of tip area and tip pitch on the performance of this novel VAWT. The results have demonstrated that tip pitch is highly suitable for overall control of the V-VAWT and tip areas as little as 5% of the total blade area could provide both power regulation and overspeed control. While it has not been possible to match the predicted performance data directly to these test results, the computer model VAWTTAY6 can be used with some confidence to predict the performance of larger sized V-VAWTs.

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dc.publisherMechanical Engineering Publications Ltd.en
dc.titleThe Aerodynamic Control of the 'V' Type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine by Blade Tip Controlen
dc.typeConference Contribution
plymouth.conference-name8th British Wind Energy Association Conferenceen
plymouth.journalWind Energy Conversion 1986en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA12 Engineering
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