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Journal Articles
Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2019, 141(3): 031017.
Paper No: SOL-18-1461
Published Online: March 5, 2019
...M. Amiri; M. Anbarsooz Savonius wind turbines are popular for their easy fabrication and high starting capabilities. Nevertheless, they suffer from low power coefficients, which are mainly due to a negative torque resulting from the blade moving against the upcoming wind. Numerous methods have been...
Journal Articles
Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 044503.
Published Online: October 18, 2011
...Binyet Emmanuel; Wang Jun The aim of the present paper is to investigate ways of improving the efficiency of a six-bladed Savonius rotor. The efficiency of Savonius machines is low because of the “negative drag” exerted on the convex part of the blades and also because the torque of standard...