Aero-Elastic Optimization of a 10 MW Wind Turbine

Frederik Zahle, Carlo Tibaldi, David Robert Verelst, Christian Bak, Robert Bitsche, José Pedro Albergaria Amaral Blasques

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Abstract

This article describes a multi-disciplinary optimization and analysis tool for wind turbines that is based on the open-source framework OpenMDAO. Interfaces to several simulation codes have been implemented which allows for a wide variety of problem formulations and combinations of models. In this article concurrent aeroelastic optimization of a 10 MW wind turbine rotor is carried out with respect to material distribution distribution and planform. The optimizations achieve up to 13% mass reduction while maintaining the same power production compared to the baseline DTU 10MW RWT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 33rd Wind Energy Symposium
Volume1
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication date2015
Pages201-223
Article numberAIAA 2015-0491
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event33rd AIAA/ASME Wind Energy Symposium - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015
Conference number: 33

Conference

Conference33rd AIAA/ASME Wind Energy Symposium
Number33
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL
Period05/01/201509/01/2015

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Zahle, F., Tibaldi, C., Verelst, D. R., Bak, C., Bitsche, R., & Blasques, J. P. A. A. (2015). Aero-Elastic Optimization of a 10 MW Wind Turbine. In Proceedings - 33rd Wind Energy Symposium (Vol. 1, pp. 201-223). [AIAA 2015-0491] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.