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Design and Development of a New Small-Scale Wind Turbine Blade

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





Conference Session

ECCD Applications

Tagged Division

Energy Conversion and Conservation

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26.447.1 - 26.447.8



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Ulan Dakeev University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Ulan Dakeev is currently a member of the faculty of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan-Flint. His areas of research include renewable energy (wind energy), quality in higher education, motivation, and engagement of students.

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Quamrul H. Mazumder University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Quamrul Mazumder is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at University of Michigan-Flint. His areas of research include computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, quality in higher education, metacognition, motivation, and engagement of students. As a Fulbright scholar, he traveled extensively to promote quality and globalization of higher education.

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Faruk Yildiz Sam Houston State University


Kenan Baltaci University of Wisconsin, Stout

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Kenan Baltaci is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in the Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He received B.S. in electrical engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey, and master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa.

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Design and Development of a New Small-Scale Wind Turbine BladeThe race for renewable energy resources is driving the evolution of the windturbine. The objective of this work is to investigate, design and development of anew blade design for small scale wind turbines that will generate more power thanthe currently available designs. A modified cone shaped, flow directing devicewas designed and installed at upstream of the wind turbine to increase theapproaching air velocity to the blades. Experiments were conducted with andwithout the above mentioned device to evaluate the power generated by theturbine. The experimental results demonstrated an increase in power output by60% when the cone shaped device was used. A new blade was designed andconstructed that will be able to utilize the downstream effect of the flow directingdevice. The new blade design was capable of generating 400 watts of poweroutput when used in conjunction with the flow directing device. The number ofblades, location, and surface area of the blades were considered during the designprocess.

Dakeev, U., & Mazumder, Q. H., & Yildiz, F., & Baltaci, K. (2015, June), Design and Development of a New Small-Scale Wind Turbine Blade Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23785

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