Aerodynamics

J. N. Sørensen*, C. Ferreira

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Abstract

Wind turbine aerodynamics is a central discipline for modelling and prediction of the aerodynamic forces on a wind turbine. From the aerodynamic analysis the performance and loads on the rotor blades, as well as other structures exposed to the wind, are determined. An aerodynamic model is normally integrated with models for wind conditions and structural dynamics. Integrated aeroelastic models for predicting performance and structural deflections are a prerequisite for the design, development and optimisation of wind turbines. Aerodynamic modelling also concerns the design of specific components, such as rotor blade geometry, and systems of wind turbines, such as performance and optimisation of wind farms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLong-term Research Challenges in Wind Energy - A Research Agenda by the European Academy of Wind Energy
Number of pages8
Volume6
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2016
Pages9-16
Chapter3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-46918-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46919-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesResearch Topics in Wind Energy
Volume6
ISSN2196-7806

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