Effect Of Bracket Holder On Down-wind Coning Rotor In
Double-wire Suspension Turbine
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A small wind turbine suspended by a pair of wires strung between mountains makes it possible to set a higher altitude than that of a tower-installed turbine and to use
multiple wind layers in space. By assembling an array of such small wind turbines, we can expect to produce a large amount of electricity. The author designed a yaw
bracket holder, installed in front of the rotor, that performs a fin function. In this paper, the author presents the test results for a new wind turbine that was designed to
overcome the problems inherent in wire-suspension.
The wind turbine is suspended with a 25-m-long wire cable of 6-mm diameter, with both sides are drawn by a winch. The cable is strung between
two towers on hills, at an altitude of approximately 80m in the NNW direction. The figure shows the designed fin bracket for a double-wire
suspended wind turbine that has the following functions related to performance; 1) Fin function at cut-in wind speed for a down-wind turbine with a
thin -blade rotor; 2) A wind-concentration function; 3) Reduction of vortex flow behind the yaw supporter; 4) Prevention of brad damage from
sudden changes in wind direction by gusts. As an additional feature, the wind turbine is positioned down-wind of six blades with an initial coning
angle of 15 degrees as shown in the figure. The blade and generator used to model the proposed wind turbine are commercially available parts.
Rotor radius is 0.75m, and the blades are molded carbon fiberglass. The generator is 750 W-DC. Suspended weight is approximately 15 Kg.
The author designed a yaw fin bracket holder and tested it. The results showed a significant difference from
previous models through a comparison test. In particular, the following advantages were achieved.
1. Easy yawing and starting at low wind speed
2. Prevention of blade damage from gusts
3. High performance at low wind speeds by wind-concentrating effect of fin bracket
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