Experiments on a large-scale Flettner rotor were carried out in the boundary-layer test section of Politecnico di Milano wind tunnel. The rotating cylinder used in the experimental campaign (referred to as Delft Rotor) had a diameter of 1.0 m and span of 3.73 m. The Delft Rotor was equipped with two purpose-built force balances and two different systems to measure the pressure on the rotor’s outer skin. The goal of the experiments was to study the influence of different Reynolds numbers on the aerodynamic forces generated by the spinning cylinder. The highest Reynolds number achieved during the experiments was.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering
EditorsFrancesco Ricciardelli, Alberto Maria Avossa
PublisherSpringer
Pages110-123
Volume27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIN VENTO 2018: The XVth Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering - Naples, Italy
Duration: 10 Sep 201812 Sep 2018
http://www.in-vento-2018.org/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume27
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

ConferenceIN VENTO 2018: The XVth Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period10/09/1812/09/18
Internet address

    Research areas

  • Flettner rotor, Green shipping, Magnus effect, Rotating cylinder, Wind assisted ship propulsion, Wind power

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