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- Mao, Zhaoyong, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Energy conversion and management 2019 v.183 pp. 732-745
- torque; wind direction; wind turbines
- ... The efficiency of a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) can be improved by placing a shield or deflector upstream of the turbine to reduce the negative torque on the blade. However, previous studies mainly focused on fixed shields or deflectors, and the performance of the VAWT was significantly affected by the wind direction. Considering this, this paper proposed a novel passive-pitch shield (PPS) w ...