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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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
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication date2015
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


Conference33rd AIAA/ASME Wind Energy Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL


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