Measured and predicted performance of a small wind turbine operating in unsteady flow

Dr David Bradney, 2017

This project focused on the effects of turbulence intensity and unsteady wind conditions on the dynamic performance of a small 5 kW wind turbine. David’s research was undertaken through detailed site measurements and the development of a complete dynamic model of a small wind turbine. David’s key research interests include delta wing tail fin aerodynamics, experimental measurement of wind turbine performance, and the effect of turbulence intensity on power production, modelling accuracy, and drivetrain performance.