Aerodynamic Benchmarking of the Deepwind Design

Gabriele Bedona, Uwe Schmidt Paulsen, Helge Aagaard Madsen , Federico Belloni, Marco Raciti Castelli, Ernesto Benini

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The aerodynamic benchmarking for the DeepWind rotor is conducted comparing different rotor geometries and solutions and keeping the comparison as fair as possible. The objective for the benchmarking is to find the most suitable configuration in order to maximize the power production and minimize the blade solicitation and the cost of energy. Different parameters are considered for the benchmarking study. The DeepWind blade is characterized by a shape similar to the Troposkien geometry but asymmetric between the top and bottom parts: this shape is considered as a fixed parameter in the benchmarking process.The number of blades in the analysis is varied from 1 to 4. In order to keep the comparison fair among the different configurations, the solidity is kept constant and, therefore, the chord length reduced. A second comparison is conducted considering different blade profiles belonging the symmetric NACA airfoil family. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event7th International Conference on Applied Energy - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 28 Mar 201531 Mar 2015
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International Conference on Applied Energy
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi

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© 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license


  • Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
  • Deep Wind Project
  • BE-M algorithm
  • Aerodynamic benchmarking


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