AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OF A 300 KW HORIZONTAL AXIS WIND TURBINE
In this research, Blade Element Momentum theory (BEM) is used to design a HAWT blade for a 300 kW horizontal axis wind turbine. The airfoil is Risø, produced by RISØ National Laboratory, Denmark, for a class of 300KW wind turbines. Design parameters considered here are wind tip speed ratio, nominal wind speed and diameter of rotor. BEM is used for obtaining maximum lift to drag ratio for each elemental constitution of the blade. Obtaining chord and twist distribution at assumed tip speed ratio of blade, the aerodynamic shape of the blade in every part is specified which correspond to maximum accessible power coefficient. The design parameters are trust coefficients, power coefficient, angle of attack, angle of relative wind, drag and lift coefficients, axial and angular induction factors. The blade design distributions are presented versus rotor radius for BEM results.