Computational And Experimental Investigation of Lotus-Inspired Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Blade

Authors

  • Islam Aref Abdelrahman Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt
  • Mahmoud Yahia Mahmoud Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt
  • Mohand Mostafa Abdelfattah Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt
  • Zeyad Hisham Metwaly Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt
  • Ahmed Farouk AbdelGawad Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.87.1.5267

Keywords:

Nelumbo-Nucifera, CFD, Biomimicry, HAWT

Abstract

In the firm belief that the world needs green, renewable and more efficient energy resources, the present paper is concerned with developing a new design for horizontal-axis wind-turbine (HAWT) blades. The flower of Nelumbo nucifera (Sacred Lotus) was the motive for the present design of a three-blade wind turbine. Nelumbo Nucifera flower has an aerodynamically appropriate structure, which qualifies the flower to be the nature-inspiration for the present research. A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation was applied in order to ensure the ability and eligibility of the proposed solution and estimate real world's results.  The performance of the blade airfoil can be improved by applying the Lotus flower's structural design and modifying the blade straightening. The experimental findings demonstrated performance enhancement by 31.7% compared to NACA 2412 airfoil.

Author Biographies

Islam Aref Abdelrahman, Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt

islam.atia2014@gmail.com

Mahmoud Yahia Mahmoud, Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt

mmhamoudyehia@gmail.com

Mohand Mostafa Abdelfattah, Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt

mohandmostafa2022@gmail.com

Zeyad Hisham Metwaly, Sharkya STEM School, Zagazig, Egypt

zeyad20hisham@gmail.com

Ahmed Farouk AbdelGawad, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt

afgawadb@zu.edu.eg

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Published

2021-09-05

How to Cite

Abdelrahman, I. A., Mahmoud Yahia Mahmoud, Mohand Mostafa Abdelfattah, Zeyad Hisham Metwaly, & AbdelGawad, A. F. . (2021). Computational And Experimental Investigation of Lotus-Inspired Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Blade. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 87(1), 52–67. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.87.1.5267

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