The performance of a horizontal axis wind turbine continuously operating at its maximum power coefficient was evaluated by a calculation code based on Blade Element Momentum (BEM) theory. It was then evaluated for performance and Annual Energy Production (AEP) at a constant standard rotational velocity as well as at a variable velocity but at its maximum power coefficient. The mathematical code produced a power coefficient curve which showed that notwithstanding further increases in rotational velocity a constant maximum power value was reached even as wind velocity increased. This means that as wind velocity varies there will always be a rotational velocity of the turbine which maximises its coefficient. It would be sufficient therefore to formulate the law governing the variation in rotational velocity as it varied with wind velocity to arrive at a power coefficient that is always the same and its maximum. This work demonstrates the methodology for determining the law governing the rotational velocity of the rotor and it highlights the advantages of a wind turbine whose power coefficient is always at maximum rather than very variable in line with the variation of wind velocity.
|Titolo:||Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Working at Maximum Power Coefficient Continuously|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|