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Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

53, 1, pp. 37-45, Warsaw 2015
CFD COMPUTATION OF THE SAVONIUS ROTOR
Krzysztof Rogowski, Ryszard Maroński
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw, Poland
e-mail: krogowski@meil.pw.edu.pl; maron@meil.pw.edu.pl
In this paper, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of a two-dimensional two- -bucket Savonius rotor, using ANSYS Fluent solver, is presented. Computational methods of fluid dynamics are used to estimate the aerodynamic forces acting on the rotor, the torque and the power extracted by the Savonius rotor. In addition, an analysis of the results for different turbulence models is performed. Numerical investigations are compared with the experiment of the Sandia National Laboratories.
Key words: vertical axis wind turbine, simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics
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