Design of Aeroleaf Wind Turbine

Project Overview

This project (Design of Aeroleaf Wind Turbine) is about designing and manufacturing a Vertical Axis Wind Turbines VAWT to transfer the wind speed to a rotational motion using these turbines. These turbines will be attached to a manufactured tree that will look like a modern design, which can be installed in and around any public area such as parks, roads, public facilities, or business offices. Aeroleaf Wind Turbines are designed to produce power up to 300 watts for each turbine.
This project presents a review on the performance of Savonius wind turbines. This type of turbine is not commonly use and its applications for obtaining useful energy from air stream is still considered as an alternative source. Low wind speed start-up, working with any wind direction, and the less noise are some advantage of VAWT- Savonius model.
This project consists of three phases; designing, fabrication, and evaluating. An actual of gained power is reported to be 31~35% relative to the theoretical gained power due to the instability and inefficient of the wind speed.

Project Objectives

The main objective of this project is gaining power from wind. Therefore, this project is green source of energy and has no effect on the life of earth. These wind energy turbines are small and can produce up to 300 watts for each turbine.
Another objective of this project is gaining and exercising some engineering concepts such as:
  • Learn about wind energy and different ways of convert it to a useful power.
  • Learn the different between Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) & Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT).
  • Learn the impact of energy & our rules as engineering students to provide alternatives.


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