DESIGN AND AERODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF SG6043 AIRFOIL BASED SMALL HAWT-BLADE USING A NOVEL COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH
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Wind is claen and one of the most efficient source of energy that has potential to be the frontrunner among all the existing renewable energy sources. However, designing and control of wind energy system is somewhat difficult because of intermittent nature of wind. This paper presents a numerical computational approach to design small horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT)-blade and investigate its characteristic. Computational code has been developed in MATLAB to find out the parameters of optimal blade shape of three bladed wind turbine (WT). The performance of WT obtained analytically from this procedure are compared and verified with several other works reported earlier in various articles. The proposed design removes some of the lacuna existing in past works and improves the performance of WT system.