Examination of Savonius VAWT Blade Made of Stainless Steel and Aluminum using Ansys
M. Saravanan

M. Saravanan*, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,, Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College, VinayakaMission’s Research Foundation(Deemed to be University), Salem, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on February 06, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 1370-1377 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February, 2020. | Retrieval Number:  C5114029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C5114.029320
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Abstract: This paper studies roof mounted savonius type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine systems with the goal of maximizing the efficiency and reducing the cost. The efficiency of the wind turbine depends on the material, shape and angle of the blade. So material plays an important role in the design of wind turbine. In this paper, Stainless Steel and Aluminum material are used to design savonius wind blades of 1 m height and 0.5 m chord length with 4 different arc radii. Modeling software Solid Works is used to model savonius wind blade and static structural and modal analysis of the Stainless Steel and Aluminum blades are done by using ANSYS Workbench software.
Keywords: VAWT, Solid Works, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, ANSYS.