GB2386161A - Fluid dynamic bladed rotor - Google Patents

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GB2386161A
GB2386161A GB0205584A GB0205584A GB2386161A GB 2386161 A GB2386161 A GB 2386161A GB 0205584 A GB0205584 A GB 0205584A GB 0205584 A GB0205584 A GB 0205584A GB 2386161 A GB2386161 A GB 2386161A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F04POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS; PUMPS FOR LIQUIDS OR ELASTIC FLUIDS
    • F04DNON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
    • F04D29/00Details, component parts, or accessories
    • F04D29/18Rotors
    • F04D29/22Rotors specially for centrifugal pumps
    • F04D29/24Vanes
    • F04D29/242Geometry, shape
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
    • B65G33/00Screw or rotary spiral conveyors
    • B65G33/24Details
    • B65G33/26Screws
    • B65G33/265Screws with a continuous helical surface
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03DWIND MOTORS
    • F03D3/00Wind motors with rotation axis substantially perpendicular to the air flow entering the rotor 
    • F03D3/06Rotors
    • F03D3/062Construction
    • F03D3/064Fixing wind engaging parts to rest of rotor
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03DWIND MOTORS
    • F03D3/00Wind motors with rotation axis substantially perpendicular to the air flow entering the rotor 
    • F03D3/06Rotors
    • F03D3/062Construction
    • F03D3/065Construction the wind engaging parts having no movement relative to the rotor during its rotation
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
    • F05B2210/00Working fluid
    • F05B2210/16Air or water being indistinctly used as working fluid, i.e. the machine can work equally with air or water without any modification

Abstract

A rotor element 10 comprises a circular hub portion 12 and a pair of blade segments 14, 16 which are attached to and extend from diametrically opposite positions of the hub portion 12. The blade segments 14, 16 are helical in cross-section, and are curved longitudinally. A number of rotor elements 10 can be stacked on a drive shaft 22 in order to form a vertical axis wind turbine 23. Each of the blade segments 14, 16 is provided with locating means, for example, tongues and slots, which co-operate with the locating means of an adjacent rotor element 10 in the stack. The rotor element may be injection moulded in plastics or cast, for example from aluminium, and adjacent rotor elements in the stack may be bonded together using adhesive and/or welding (ultrasonic welding in the case of plastics). Horizontal or vertical ribs 13,15 may be provided.

Description

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Title: Rotor The present invention relates to a rotor and more particularly but not exclusively to a rotor for a turbine, for example a wind turbine.

The generation of electrical power from wind is desirable, because wind energy is sustainable, and clean. In use, wind turbines produce no emissions, for example, carbon dioxide or contaminated effluent, which are harmful to the environment.

It is known to provide both horizontal axis and vertical axis wind turbines. Horizontal axis turbines are driven by a rotor having a plurality of angularly spaced blades extending radially from a central hub. The central hub is axially connected to a substantially horizontal drive shaft, which either drives a generator directly, or through a gearbox. Vertical axis wind turbines have a vertical drive tube or hub, which is driven by a rotor having two or more angularly spaced helical blades. As well as being helical in cross section, each blade is curved longitudinally, ie, in a direction parallel with the vertical shaft. Each side of a blade is typically fabricated from a single sheet of metal, for example steel, which must be heated and pressed or hammered into shape. The helical blades are therefore expensive to produce, and are heavy.

Horizontal axis turbines are therefore more common than vertical axis wind turbines, due to their design simplicity, and ease and relatively low cost of manufacture. However, in applications where a low power wind turbine is mounted at low level, for example, on the roof of a garden shed, it is believed, subject to empirical testing, that a vertical axis wind turbine is more efficient than a horizontal axis turbine. This is because a vertical axis wind turbine is more capable of operating in gusty wind conditions, in which the wing blows in different directions, because the rotor blades do not require aligning to the wind direction.

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It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a rotor which is particularly suitable for a vertical axis wind turbine, and which is substantially simpler and cheaper to manufacture than existing designs of rotor.

According to the present invention there is provided a rotor element having a hub portion with an aperture therethrough for location on a drive shaft or drive tube, and at least two blade segments attached to and extending from spaced apart positions of the hub portion, each of the blade segments being provided with locating means, which are adapted to cooperate in use, with the locating means of an adjacent rotor element.

Preferably the hub portion is substantially circular. Two blade segments may be attached to and extend from diametrically opposite positions of the hub portion.

The rotor element is preferably moulded from plastics. Alternatively the rotor element is cast, for example, from aluminium.

Preferably a plurality of rotor elements are positioned in a stack to form a rotor, and the locating means serve to angularly align adjacent rotor elements in the stack to respective positions in which upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments align to form a single blade.

Preferably, the locating means is provided by respective locating means on the upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments.

The locating means may be tongues, which engage in respective slots.

Alternatively, the locating means is provided by respective locating means on the upper and lower edges of adjacent hub portions.

According to a yet further aspect of the present invention there is provided a method of manufacturing a rotor comprising injection moulding in plastics a plurality of rotor elements,

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each rotor element having a hub portion with an aperture therethrough for location on a drive shaft or drive tube, and at least two blade segments attached to and extending from spaced apart positions of the hub portion, stacking the rotor elements, and angularly aligning adjacent rotor elements in the stack to respective positions in which upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments align to form a single blade.

The invention will now be described by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Fig 1 shows a perspective view of a first embodiment of a rotor element in accordance with the invention; Fig 2 shows a perspective view of a second embodiment of a rotor element; Fig 3 shows a perspective view of a third embodiment of a rotor element; Fig 4 shows a perspective view of a fourth embodiment of a rotor element; Fig 5 shows a perspective view of a fifth embodiment of a rotor element; Fig 6 shows a plan view of the rotor element shown in Fig 5; Fig 7 shows a partially exploded perspective view of a vertical axis wind turbine having a rotor including a plurality of rotor elements as shown in Figs 5 and 6; and Fig 8 shows an assembled perspective view of the vertical axis wind turbine of Fig 7.

Referring firstly to Fig 1, a rotor element is indicated generally at 10. The rotor element 10 comprises a circular hub portion 12 and a pair of blade segments 14,16, which are attached to and extend from diametrically opposite positions of the hub portion 12. The blade segments 14,16 are helical in cross section, and are curved longitudinally. Ribs 13,15 project

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from the blade segments 14,16, and extend along horizontal axes of the blade segments, along their helical shape. The ribs are intended to improve the strength and wind capture efficiency of the rotor element 10.

Further embodiments of the rotor element, referenced 20, 30, 40 and 50, are shown respectively in Figs 2 to 5, all of which include a circular hub portion and a pair of blade segments. Common reference numerals have been used to designate parts in common with the parts of Fig 1. The rotor element 20 has a pair of vertically extending spaced ribs 21 on each of the blade segments 14,16. The rotor element 30 has an enlarged tip 31 running along the distal edge of each of the blade segments 14,16, and the rotor element 40 has two pairs of horizontally extending spaced ribs 41 on each of the blade segments 14,16, each pair being connected at one end by a vertically extending connecting rib 43.

A circular aperture 18 passes through the centre of each hub portion 12, best seen in Fig 6, which enables the rotor elements 10,20, 30,40, 50 to be located on a drive shaft or drive tube 22 of a vertical axis wind turbine 23, as shown in Fig 7. Each hub portion 12 may be engaged with the shaft 22 by any one of a number of means, for example by splines or screws (not shown), enabling rotational drive to be passed either from the rotor elements to the shaft, or from the shaft to the rotor elements. The hub portion is able to locate on the shaft 22 in substantially any angular position, which enables adjacent rotor elements in a stack on the shaft 22, for example rotor elements 24,26 shown in Fig 7, to be angularly aligned. When the rotor elements 24,26 are angularly aligned, the upper edges 28 of the blade segments 12,14 of the lower rotor element 26 in the stack, align with the lower edges 32 of adjacent blade segments 12,14 of the upper rotor element 24, to form single blades, 34,36 of the rotor.

Referring back to Figs 1 to 6, locating means in the form of projecting tongues 38 are provided along the upper edge of the blade segments 12,14, which engage in respective slots (not shown) in the lower edges of adjacent blade segments 12,14.

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A further means for angularly aligning adjacent rotor elements may be provided by respective locating means on the upper and lower edges of adjacent hub portions 12, for example, dowels and holes (not shown).

The vertical axis wind turbine 23, also shown in Fig 8, comprises a base 38 for attaching to, for example, the roof of a building, or a mast (not shown). The shaft 22 extends vertically from the base 38, in which it is connected either directly to an electricity generator, or to a gearbox which drives the generator (not shown). Rotation of the shaft 22, caused by the action of wind on the rotor blades 34,36, thus enables electricity to be generated.

The rotor elements 10,20, 30,40, 50 are injection moulding in plastics, but may alternatively be cast, for example, from aluminium. In the assembly of a rotor, a plurality of rotor elements, are located on the drive shaft or drive tube 22 in a stack, and adjacent rotor elements in the stack are angularly aligned to respective positions in which upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments align to form a single blade. Adjacent rotor elements can be bonded together using adhesive and/or welding, ultrasonic welding in the case of plastics rotor elements.

The cost of manufacture of injection moulded plastics or cast rotor elements, a set of which forms a rotor, is considerably cheaper than the cost of manufacturing rotors for vertical axis wind turbines in the conventional manner, as described above. Although the rotor elements 10,20, 30,40, 50 are described for use particularly with a vertical shaft to form a vertical axis wind turbine 23, as shown in Figs 7 and 8, one or more rotor elements may also be disposed on a horizontal shaft (not shown).

Wind accelerates as it passes over an angled roof, through compression, and reaches a maximum speed at the upper end of the roof. Therefore, rotor elements are usefully deployed on a horizontal shaft which is positioned at the upper end of a sloping roof covering (not shown), for example, parallel with the ridge of a gabled roof.

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A rotor assembled from one or more rotor elements 10,20, 30,40, 50 may also be driven by fluids other than air, for example, water. It is envisaged that the rotor elements can be used in the construction of a rotor for a marine turbine, in particular, a marine turbine powered by tidal waters.

In a further application of the invention (not shown), the rotor elements 10,20, 30,40, 50 may be mounted on a driven shaft, to form a rotor which is driven. The rotor may be mounted in a cylindrical housing in the manner of an auger screw, and used, for example, to lift grain into a silo.

Although the invention has been described with reference to a rotor for use in a wind turbine, marine turbine and auger screw, it will be appreciated that the invention is not intended to be limited to these applications.

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  1. CLAIMS 1. A rotor element having a hub portion with an aperture therethrough for location on a drive shaft or drive tube, and at least two blade segments attached to and extending from spaced apart positions of the hub portion, each of the blade segments being provided with locating means, which are adapted to co-operate in use, with the locating means of an adjacent rotor element.
  2. 2. A rotor element as claimed in claim 1 in which the rotor element is moulded from plastics.
  3. 3. A rotor comprising a plurality of rotor elements as claimed in claim 1 or 2, in which the rotor elements are positioned in a stack, and the locating means serve to angularly align adjacent rotor elements in the stack to respective positions in which upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments align to form a single blade.
  4. 4. A rotor as claimed in claim 3 in which the locating means is provided by respective locating means on the upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments.
  5. 5. A method of manufacturing a rotor comprising injection moulding in plastics a plurality of rotor elements, each rotor element having a hub portion with an aperture therethrough for location on a drive shaft or drive tube, and at least two blade segments attached to and extending from spaced apart positions of the hub portion, stacking the rotor elements, and angularly aligning adjacent rotor elements in the stack to respective positions in which upper and lower edges of adjacent blade segments align to form a single blade.
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