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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, 04/2016, Volume 56, pp. 1351 - 1371
Meeting future world energy needs while addressing climatic changes has led to greater strain on conventional power sources. One of the viable sustainable... 
Aerofoil | Aero acoustics | Small scale wind turbines | Rotor diameter | SAVONIUS-ROTOR | SOLIDITY | GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | ENERGY & FUELS | PERFORMANCE | STRAIGHT | UNSTEADY WIND | REYNOLDS-NUMBER | LOCAL DESIGN | BLADE | AIRFOIL | AXIS | Air-turbines | Green technology | Mechanical engineering
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2014, Environmental engineering collection, ISBN 9781606504840, xiii, 178
In today's world, clean and robust energy sources are being sought to provide power to residences, commercial operations, and manufacturing enterprises. Among... 
Small power production facilities | Wind power | Wind turbines
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, 06/2012, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp. 3054 - 3064
This paper presents a review on the performance of Savonius wind turbines. This type of turbine is unusual and its application for obtaining useful energy from... 
Aerodynamic coefficients | Review | Performance | Savonius wind turbines | GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | ROTOR | DESIGN | TUNNEL TESTS | ENERGY & FUELS | BLADE | Mechanical engineering | Turbines | Air-turbines | Air flow | Alternative energy sources | Rotors | Construction equipment | Wind turbines | Devices | Coefficients
Journal Article
Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, 12/2013, Volume 60, pp. 578 - 585
The performance of a Savonius wind turbine with constant cross-sections is examined by means of quasi 2D flow predictions executed in ANSYS CFX. Simulations... 
CFD | Savonius | Bach | LT transition | Wind turbine | Elliptical | GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | ENERGY | ENERGY & FUELS | PERFORMANCE | SINGLE-STAGE | ROTOR | IMPROVEMENT | Analysis | Investigations | Air-turbines | Design engineering | Torque | Computational fluid dynamics | Computer simulation | Wind tunnels | Rotors | Mathematical models | Wind turbines
Journal Article
Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, 01/2015, Volume 137, pp. 117 - 125
•Benchmark wind tunnel experiments on a novel Savonius-style wind turbine (SSWT).•Analysis on the performance and starting characteristics of the newly... 
Static torque coefficient | Torque coefficient | Power coefficient | Tip speed ratio | Savonius-style wind turbines | ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL | DESIGN | ROTOR | ENERGY & FUELS | PERFORMANCE | SIMULATIONS | UNSTEADY WIND | Analysis | Air-turbines | Wind tunnel testing | Wind tunnels | Blades | Reynolds number | Wind turbines | Maximum power | Turbines | Blockage
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Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, 01/2017, Volume 185, pp. 223 - 232
•Power output of two straight-bladed vertical-axis wind turbines is simulated.•Performance of the system is analyzed and optimized using Taguchi method.•The... 
Numerical simulation | Straight-bladed vertical-axis wind turbine (SB-VAWT) | Power output | Wind power | Optimum operation | Taguchi method | TUNNEL | DESIGN | ENERGY & FUELS | COAL | WAKE CHARACTERISTICS | SAVONIUS TURBINES | PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS | ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL | BIOMASS | DYNAMICS | SIMULATIONS | CONFIGURATIONS | Analysis | Air-turbines | Numerical analysis | Fluid dynamics
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, 06/2018, Volume 89, pp. 281 - 291
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Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, 2015, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp. 199 - 208
In this study, the aerodynamic noise characteristics of Savonius wind turbines were investigated using hybrid computational aero-acoustics techniques, and... 
Aerodynamic noise | Low-noise wind turbine | Savonius wind turbine | Vortex shedding | Drag-type wind turbine | Vertical-axis wind turbine | GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | SAVONIUS ROTOR | ENERGY & FUELS | FORMULATION | SURFACES | Analysis | Air-turbines | Wave propagation | Fluid dynamics | Noise control | Mechanical engineering
Journal Article
Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, 2015, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp. 167 - 176
We experimentally studied the effects of end plates with various shapes and sizes on the aerodynamic performance of helical Savonius wind turbines with twist... 
Blockage correction | Subsonic wind tunnel | End plate | Power coefficient | Helical Savonius wind turbine | Static torque | GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | ROTOR | ENERGY & FUELS | PERFORMANCE | SINGLE-STAGE | Electrical engineering | Air-turbines | Analysis | Aerospace engineering
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Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, 09/2019, Volume 140, pp. 912 - 927
Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) provide promising solutions for wind energy harvesting in complex flow environment. However, it is challenging to guarantee... 
Energy harvesting efficiency | Vertical axis wind turbine | Computational fluid dynamics | Self-starting | Fluid-structure interaction | Hybrid Darrieus-Modifed-Savonius design | SAVONIUS-ROTOR | SOLIDITY | GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | AERODYNAMICS | ENERGY & FUELS | HIGH-ANGLE | UNSTEADY WIND | SIMULATION | DARRIEUS | BLADE
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Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, 03/2013, Volume 51, pp. 373 - 381
The Savonius vertical axis wind turbine is simple in structure, has good starting characteristics, relatively low operating speeds, and an ability to accept... 
CFD | Pressure distribution | Turbulence | Vortices | Savonius rotor | Boundary layer | ROTOR | ENERGY & FUELS | Air-turbines | Vertical axis wind turbines | Computer simulation | Blades | Rotors | Nonlinearity | Mathematical models | Wind turbines | Coefficients
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, 09/2016, Volume 63, pp. 237 - 244
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 2011, Volume 99, Issue 5, pp. 523 - 538
An investigation into wake and solid blockage effects of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in closed test-section wind tunnel testing is described. Static... 
Bluff-body aerodynamics | Low speed wind tunnel | Aerodynamics | Savonius | Wind tunnel blockage corrections | Vertical-axis wind turbine | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | Air-turbines | Aerospace engineering | Wind tunnel testing | Vertical axis wind turbines | Wind tunnels | Rotating bodies | Wakes | Wind turbines | Blockage
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Energy Conversion and Management, ISSN 0196-8904, 07/2014, Volume 83, pp. 88 - 98
•Experimental and computational studies of Savonius hydrokinetic turbine.•Performance investigation of Savonius hydrokinetic turbine in low velocity... 
Savonius hydrokinetic turbine | CFD | Savonius wind turbine | Flow characteristics | Low velocity | Design information | TESTS | DESIGN | MECHANICS | THERMODYNAMICS | ENERGY & FUELS | PERFORMANCE | Analysis | Air-turbines | Service life | Computational fluid dynamics | Computation | Performance enhancement | Mathematical models | Wind turbines | Channels | Turbines
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Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, 05/2019, Volume 135, pp. 1056 - 1063
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Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, 09/2017, Volume 134, pp. 566 - 584
Savonius turbine presents an attractive, environmentally friendly and cost effective electric generation in low velocity regions. However, this turbine has not... 
Flow characteristics | Savonius turbine | Ducted nozzle | Power coefficient | Performance | Diameter ratio | CFD | DESIGN | ENERGY & FUELS | CENTRIFUGAL PUMP | UNSTEADY-FLOW | ROTOR | TURBULENCE MODELS | THERMODYNAMICS | WIND-TUNNEL TESTS | POWER-GENERATION | HYDROKINETIC TURBINE | NUMERICAL-SIMULATION | Electric power production | Hydraulic measurements | Analysis | Turbines | Electric properties | River channels
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Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, 03/2018, Volume 213, pp. 148 - 157
•GA is incorporated into CFD for the optimization of Savonius wind turbine’s blades.•33% improvement in power coefficient is observed for turbine with optimal... 
Genetic algorithm optimization | Wind energy | Savonius wind turbine/rotor | ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL | ROTOR | ENERGY | DESIGN | ENERGY & FUELS | PERFORMANCE | RETURNING BLADE | Genetic research | Air-turbines | Algorithms | Fluid dynamics | Analysis
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