Savonius Wind Turbine Project

Project Name Student Industrial Partners Academic/Research Partners Duration
Study of an Urban Wind Turbine Ariane Frère N/A Université Libre de Bruxelles 2007-2008

The aim of this Final Year Project was to carry out a combined numerical and experimental study of a vertical axis wind turbine and to develop a prototype. Most of the work was carried out at the Université Libre de Bruxelles but the wind tunnel tests were carried at the ULg Wind Tunnel facilty. The aim of the tests was to measure the torque produced by the wind turbine at various free stream airspeeds.

A model of the Savonius wind turbine in ULg wind tunnel

The Savonius wind turbine turning in ULg wind tunnel