Paper: WRE-2017-05

Mechanical Design of a Darrieus Wind Turbine

Author: Martinez-Campos, Alan F.  (ORCID:

Abstract: This project is based on renewable energy generation using wind energy, that has become an important producer of the major part of the electricity around the world, and across the years this technology have been evolved. Consists in the mechanical design of a small wind turbine to produce electricity to power a home, making use of materials capable of withstanding the inclemency of weather and thus to obtain a useful life of many years. The design was done with the help of SolidWorks, in order to make simulations of the mechanical stresses in every part of the turbine to choose the best materials for it. Next, a simulation of the wind through the turbine has been done in order to have the quantity of wind that the turbine requires to start its movement. Thus, simulations have been used to choose the best NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) airfoil to have a great aerodynamics. Afterwards the design can be coupled to a PMG (Permanent Magnet Generator), to transform the mechanical energy produced into electricity with the help of a power electronics system. The project has been developed in the "Workroom on Renewable Energy" (WRE) of the "Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijon" (EPI-GIJON) of University of Oviedo, as a collaboration with "Instituto Tecnológico de Toluca" (ITT) in the context of "DELFIN Program".   

Status: Accepted

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Date: July 2017

Issue: 5

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind Turbines, Mechanical Design.

Language: English

Manuel Rico Secades,
Jun 26, 2017, 2:27 AM