A study of propeller designs for
wind generators


Wind power generators use the wind power to run an electric generator in order to produce electricity. Different design factors in propellers affect the resulting torque or speed and power of propellers.

Propellers must be designed for the highest performance and efficiency. They must be cost effective, durable and get the highest possible energy from the wind.

 Project description:

This project studies some of the fundamentals of interaction between air current and solid objects (propeller in this case). Similar techniques are being used to design cars, airplanes, buildings and bridges.  The only difference is that in such applications the purpose is minimizing the forces caused by air current, but in propeller design we intend to maximize such forces.

You research on the propeller design factors that affect the energy production of wind generators.
You will make models and calculate the amount of energy in Jules while changing one variable at a time. Each design factor is one variable for your research. You may focus on one design variable or expand your research to multiple variables or factors.  Some of the factors that you may study are: Size, Diameter, Pitch, blade area, blade angle, weight, ..

 Details of this project
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