Aero-acoustic Computations of Wind Turbines

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Abstract

A numerical algorithm for acoustic noise generation is extended to 3D flows. The approach involves two parts comprising a viscous incompressible flow part and an inviscid acoustic part. In order to simulate noise generated from a wind turbine, the incompressible and acoustic equations are written in polar coordinates. The developed algorithm is combined with a so-called actuator-line technique in which the loading is distributed along lines representing the blade forces. Computations are carried out for the 500kW Nordtank wind turbine equipped with three LM19 blades.

©2001 The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. and ASME
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2002 ASME Wind Energy Symposium; AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
VolumeASME 2002 Wind Energy Symposium
Publication date2002
Pages216-222
ISBN (Print)1-56347-476-X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2002 ASME Wind Energy Symposium Technical Papers Presented at the 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 14 Jan 200217 Jan 2002

Conference

Conference2002 ASME Wind Energy Symposium Technical Papers Presented at the 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period14/01/200217/01/2002

Bibliographical note

Paper no. WIND2002-43

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