Performance issues of small wind turbines in turbulent urban environments

Shaun Nay

This project focuses on development of a measurement system capable of recording the torque produced and the thrust loading of each individual blade on a 5 kW Aerogenesis wind turbine, coupled with a custom high speed data logging system.

Research applications include improving turbine blade performance models, investigating the effects of blade pitch misalignment, and the effects of turbulent flow in urban environments.