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SAVONIUS [1 record]

Record 1 2012-07-21


Subject field(s)
  • Electric Rotary Machines - Types
  • Wind Energy

A vertical-axis rotor that is powered by drag forces. It looks like an oil drum cut in half, with the two curved sheets forming an S when viewed from above.


The Savonius rotor has the two halves of the bent sheet displaced so that the wind can pass between them.


  • Machines tournantes électriques - types
  • Énergie éolienne

Rotor comportant de 2 à 4 pales semi-circulaires décalées, en forme de S; il démarre même par vent faible et est insensible à la direction du vent.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Máquinas rotativas eléctricas - tipos
  • Energía eólica
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