JSME International Journal Series B Fluids and Thermal Engineering
Online ISSN : 1347-5371
Print ISSN : 1340-8054
ISSN-L : 1340-8054
Rotation Speed Control of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine by Tip Vane
Yukimaru ShimizuShinji Matsumura
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1994 Volume 37 Issue 2 Pages 363-368


This paper describes the rotation speed control of a horizontal-axis wind turbine. A tip vane has the excellent capability of improving the performance of the horizontal-axis wind turbine. Also, we found that the rotation speed of the wind turbine is controlled by changing the sweep angle of the tip vane. The relationships among the sweep angle of the tip vane, the change of wind speed and the rotor speed are investigated. As a result, a method to maintain constant rotor speed for changing wind speed, by means of an electromechanical apparatus, is developed.

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