CFD simulations of a conceptual Rain Erosion Teste

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    This document presents CFD computations of a Rain Erosion Tester,
    including the effects of configuration of the surrounding chamber, pitch
    setting, inflow velocity and compressibility. Generally, it is concluded that the
    aerodynamic effect from the chamber configuration, and compressibility is
    weak. It is concluded that the zero degrees pitch of the blades give a
    undisturbed velocity field above the disk, and that negative pitch settings
    should be avoided even though the aerodynamic effects on the rain particles
    must be considered to be relatively low. Additionally, it is concluded that
    power consumption could be reduced by improving the aerodynamic profile of
    the rotor blades.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherDTU Wind Energy
    Number of pages24
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    SeriesDTU Wind Energy I


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