Similitude requirement and scaling relationship as applied to model testing of wind rotors
Suministrado, D.C., Philippines Univ. Los Baños, College, Laguna (Philippines). Agricultural Machinery and Farm Power Div.
The theory of similitude as applied to modeling of wind rotors is presented in this paper. It demonstrates the method of dimensional analysis using Buckingham Pi theorem to determine the conditions of similarity of wind rotor models and prototypes. It explains the applications of the derived conditions of similarity to be able to conduct laboratory performance testing and evaluation of wind rotor models and predict performance of fabricated and installed prototypes. Research work involving tests of horizontal and vertical axis wind rotor models conducted by different researchers are also discussed.Show more [+] Less [-]
This bibliographic record has been provided by University Library, University of the Philippines at Los Baños