A wind turbine is intended for transformation of wind energy to electrical or mechanical and can be used in a wide range of wind velocities including storm winds.
At the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics on the basis of fundamental researches, a principle scheme of high-moment wind turbine (WT) of a new type with rotating cylinders (Magnus effect) and additional improvements was elaborated. This makes a range of significant advantages with respect to traditional blade wind turbine. Radial cylinder location is analogous to windwheel blades with horizontal axe. The basic advantages are seen at low, but the most repeated wind velocities 2-6 m/s, at which blade wind turbines are not effective.
The investigations were conducted in wind tunnel T-324 ITAM on the wind-turbines models, and on separate rotating and non-rotating cylinders. The calculating methods of the windwheel characteristics was developed. The working range of wind velocities is not less 2-40 m/s instead of 5-25 m/s for blade WT. Energy generation and daily working period are increased in 2 times and greater. The optimum power range is from 30 up to 500 kW, maximum is up to 2 MW at a windwheel diameter 15-50 m and more.
This development is defended by the patent in the Russian Federation; many home and foreign companies are interested in it. The available data allow to design and manufacture a prototype of WT.
attraction of investments.
Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS
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