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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Steve Turner


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
Wind power
Wind turbines




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