The unit is for a study of wind turbine characteristics.
It consists of an adjustable blade axial flow fan with a speed control, transparent casing test section, a wind turbine, a DC generator with resistance load, a dynamometer, , and measuring instruments. The turbine wheel can accommodate up to 6 blades and blade angle can be adjusted using a special device. The unit can also be used for testing different blade design by students.
- Calculation of wind power.
- Turbine output VS wind speed.
- Turbine efficiency.
- Effect of blade angle.
- Effect of number of blades.