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dc.contributor.authorMicallef, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSant, Tonio
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Carlos Simao
dc.identifier.citationMicallef, D., Sant, T., & Ferreira, C. (2016). The influence of a cubic building on a roof mounted wind turbine. Science of Making Torque from Wind, TORQUE 2016, Munich. 022044.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe performance of a wind turbine located above a cubic building is not well understood. This issue is of fundamental importance for the design of small scale wind turbines. One variable which is of particular importance in this respect is the turbine height above roof level. In this work, the power performance of a small wind turbine is assessed as a function of the height above the roof of a generic cubic building. A 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics model of a 10m x 10m x 10m building is used with the turbine modelled as an actuator disc. Results have shown an improvement in the average power coefficient even in cases where the rotor is partially located within the roof separation zone. This goes against current notions of small wind turbine power production. This study can be of particular importance to guide the turbine installation height on building roof tops.en_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishingen_GB
dc.subjectWind turbinesen_GB
dc.subjectStructural designen_GB
dc.titleThe influence of a cubic building on a roof mounted wind turbineen_GB
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dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencenameScience of Making Torque from Wind, TORQUE 2016en_GB
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceMunich, Germany, 5-7/10/2016en_GB
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