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Master of Science (MS)
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The objectives of this study are twofold. First, the power coefficient of the rotors alone is to be determined. The important parameters to be measured are wind speed, turbine rotational speed and shaft torque produced. Both the Savonius and the Benesh rotors are to be tested. Second, the power coefficient of the Benesh rotor with the flow augmenting deflector plate positioned in front of the rotor is to be determined. Selecting the suitable size of the deflector plate and positioning it to achieve the maximum power coefficient is critical.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Rotors -- Testing
South Dakota State University
Irrinki, Narsimha Murthy, "Power Augmentation in a Vertical Axis Savonius Type Wind Turbine" (1992). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5762.