Aerodynamic design of wind turbine rotors

Christian Bak*

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This chapter describes the process of aerodynamic rotor design for horizontal axis wind turbines. Apart from describing the state of the art, it describes the mathematical models, airfoil choice, and basic rotor control required for the design including common constraints. An example of such a rotor design process is sketched from choice of rotor size, airfoil types, and number of blades to the exact aerodynamic shape of the blades. In the end of this chapter, future trends are sketched together with sources of further information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials
EditorsPovl Brøndsted, Stergios Goutianos, Rogier Nijssen
Number of pages50
Publication date2023
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-08-103007-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023
SeriesWoodhead Publishing Series in Energy


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