Aeroelastic Optimization of a 10 MW Wind Turbine Blade with Active Trailing Edge Flaps

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This article presents the aeroelastic optimization of a 10MW wind turbine ‘smart blade’ equipped with active trailing edge flaps. The multi-disciplinary wind turbine analysis and optimization tool HawtOpt2 is utilized, which is based on the open-source framework Open-MDAO. The tool interfaces to several state-of-the art simulation codes, allowing for a wide variety of problem formulations and combinations of models. A simultaneous aerodynamic and structural optimization of a 10 MW wind turbine rotor is carried out with respect to material layups and outer shape. Active trailing edge flaps are integrated in the design taking into account their achieved fatigue load reduction. The optimized ‘smart blade’ design is compared to an aeroelastically optimized design with no flaps and the baseline design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th Wind Energy Symposium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication date2016
Article numberAIAA 2016-1262
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event34th Wind Energy Symposium - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20168 Jan 2016
Conference number: 34


Conference34th Wind Energy Symposium
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
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