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Performance optimization of a dual-rotor ducted wind turbine by using response surface method

Taghinezhad, J., Alimardani, R., Masdari, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1159-2406 & Mahmoodi, E. (2021). Performance optimization of a dual-rotor ducted wind turbine by using response surface method. Energy Conversion and Management: X, 12, article number 100120. doi: 10.1016/j.ecmx.2021.100120


The presented study evaluates and optimizes the performance of dual-rotor wind turbines installed inside a developed duct. The effect of different operating conditions on the extracted power was compared between dual-rotor wind turbines (DRWT) and single rotor wind turbines (SRWT). These operating conditions include the type of dual-rotor wind turbines installed in the throat section of the duct, the distance between the two rotors of a turbine, and the flow velocity through the duct throat that were evaluated by the multivariate statistical method response surface methodology. The central composite design of the response surface method was utilized to fit the designed model based on the least-squares method. Also, the multiple regression method was applied for the empirical data to match variable operating conditions with the developed model by analysis of variance (ANOVA). Afterward, some experiments were carried on to validate this method. The results showed a maximum power ratio of about 55% at the optimized conditions for dual rotor wind turbines. Determined P-values for designed parameters of models were less than 0.05, which makes its effect on the model significant. Furthermore, the power ratio obtained from empirical data was compatible with the considered model.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher Keywords: Ducted wind turbine, Dual rotor wind turbine, Optimization, Response surface methodology, Central composite design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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