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Performance Analysis of a Shrouded Rotor for a Wind Powered Vehicle
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ECN Wind Energy 15-11-2010
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--10-088 Conference Paper
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Presented at: The Science of Making Torque from Wind, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 28-30 juni 2010.

This paper presents some design aspects of a wind powered vehicle. Special attention is paid to the specification of the diffuser-rotor combination. The performance of this combination is verified by means of wind tunnel testing. The optimal pitch angle is determined and the influence of roughness and rotor misalignment is investigated. In addition to that, several additions to enhance rotor performance have been researched. The successful test campaign has resulted in a valuable database for use in wind powered vehicle design and beyond.

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