The Effect of Blade Thickness and Number of Blade to Crossflow Wind Turbine Performance using 2D CFD Simulation
Fauzi Wikantyoso1, Dini Oktavitasari2, Dominicus Danardono Dwi Prija Tjahjana3, Syamsul Hadi4, Bambang Pramujati5

1Fauzi Wikantyoso, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.

2Dini Oktavitasari, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.

3Dominicus Danardono Dwi Prija Tjahjana, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.

4Syamsul Hadi, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.

5Bambang Pramujati, Instituted Technology Sepuluh Nopember.  

Manuscript received on 05 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 24 May 2019 | PP: 17-21 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10040486S319/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Crossflow wind turbine is vertical axis wind turbine that has high coefficient of power (Cp). The simulation aimed to understand the effect of blade thickness and blade number of vertical axis wind turbine with cross flow runner to enhance the performance of wind turbine. The turbine had 2.6 mm; 10 mm; 15 mm; and 20 mm blade thickness, and 18, 20, and 22 blades number. Simulation was done in two-dimensional analysis using ANSYS-Fluent. Tip speed ratio was varied in the range of 0.1 to 0.5 with constant inlet velocity of 2 m/s. The effect of blade thickness and blade numbers to torque and coefficient of power were analyzed and compared. It has been found that the highest coefficient of power was 0.5 at tip-speed ratio of 0.2, blade maximum thickness of 20 mm and blade number of 22.

Keywords: Wind Energy, VAWT, Crossflow Wind Turbine, Blade Thickness, Number of Blades, CFD Simulation.
Scope of the Article: Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Public Works