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Wind Energy Cars: Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Denmark

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The Netherlands holds an international race against the wind which takes place in Den Helder. The competition comprises of international students teams and takes place every year. The students themselves build the vehicles used in this race. In a wind power race sponsored by LM Windpower (leading Rotorblade Supplier Denmark & Netherlands) this year, the Danish team emerged the best after beating AEOLUS, (The Greek God of the Winds). The team came from the Technical University of Denmark.

Racing Against the Wind with wind energy

The Den Helder (Netherlands) is a race that focuses on using sustainable power and is among the most popular races worldwide.  The competition requires a lot of preparation from participants to be able to beat their competitors. For the Denmark student's team to win, it took them a lot of effort and testing of their car model. They used fibre composites and aerodynamics to build their car which brought them victory.

DTU Team with car on the road with water behind

The winning DTU-Team

Strategy Used by the Students

These students used the sponsored material from the LM to create their aerodynamics car's sleek design.  During the preparation period, these students worked closely with the wind power research community in Denmark to have a better understanding of wind power. Going forth, DTU students will be focusing on the structural and infusion aspects using the mold sponsored by the LM after winning in the sustainability race.

According to the results of tests done on the students' car in Denmark, they showed that it could go as fast as 12 km/h with a headwind of 20 km/h. This result was about 75% efficiency of the maximum theoretical aspect. At the local competitions, this yield was not achieved. However, it was competitive among the Canadian, Turkish and German teams.

Robert Mikkelsen, DTU's team coach, gave the following statement: "DTU's cars strength cannot be seen on the low side of the wind as it was with this year's condition. However, DTU's car, which is mechanically driven, was able to compete impressively with a group of outstanding competitors and emerge at the top. After the overall score calculation, Canadian and Germans teams followed respectively. For DTU team, the event was spectacular, and we shall be honored to defend the envied Aeolus cup during the race which will happen next year."

wind car on the road with water behind

How to Measure the Race's Time

Calculating the efficiency of the car against the wind has a defined formula. The speed is measured over a watercourse which is 500 M long. The ratio is given by the average speed and direction of the wind (Vws) and the speed the vehicle is using (Vcar).

DTU had two cars in the Racing Aeolus Den Helder international competition. However, one car exceeded the speed limit of the wind speed by 113 %.

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Wind Energy Cars: Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Denmark

The Netherlands holds an international race against the wind which takes place in Den Helder. The competition comprises of international students teams and takes place every year. The students themselves build the vehicles used in this race. In a wind power race sponsored by LM Windpower (leading Rotorblade Supplier Denmark & Netherlands) this year, the Danish team emerged the best after beating AEOLUS, (The Greek God of the Winds). The team came from the Technical University of Denmark. Racing Against the Wind with  wind energy The Den Helder (Netherlands) is a race that focuses on using sustainable power and is among the most popular races worldwide.  The competition requires a lot of preparation from participants to be able to beat their competitors. For the Denmark student's team to win, it took them a lot of effort and testing of their car model. They used fibre composites and aerodynamics to build their car which brought them victory. The winning DTU-Team Strategy Used by the Students These students used the sponsored material from the LM to create their aerodynamics car's sleek design.  During the preparation period, these students worked closely with the wind power research community in Denmark to have a better understanding of wind power. Going forth, DTU students will be focusing on the structural and infusion aspects using the mold sponsored by the LM after winning in the sustainability race . According to the results of tests done on the students' car in Denmark, they showed that it could go as fast as 12 km/h with a headwind of 20 km/h. This result was about 75% efficiency of the maximum theoretical aspect. At the local competitions, this yield was not achieved. However, it was competitive among the Canadian, Turkish and German teams. Robert Mikkelsen, DTU's team coach, gave the following statement: "DTU's cars strength cannot be seen on the low side of the wind as it was with this year's condition. However, DTU's car, which is mechanically driven, was able to compete impressively with a group of outstanding competitors and emerge at the top. After the overall score calculation, Canadian and Germans teams followed respectively. For DTU team, the event was spectacular, and we shall be honored to defend the envied Aeolus cup during the race which will happen next year." How to Measure the Race's Time Calculating the efficiency of the car against the wind has a defined formula. The speed is measured over a watercourse which is 500 M long. The ratio is given by the average speed and direction of the wind (Vws) and the speed the vehicle is using (Vcar). DTU had two cars in the Racing Aeolus Den Helder international competition. However, one car exceeded the speed limit of the wind speed by 113 %. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/energy/wind