Design optimization of a wind turbine blade under non-linear transient loads using analytic gradients

Jenna Iori*

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Abstract

This work presents and compares two formulations for the co-design optimization of a wind turbine blade under non-linear transient loads: the Nested Analysis and Design (NAND) and the Simultaneous Analysis and Design (SAND) approaches. Analytic sensitivies are used in order to ensure the convergence of the optimization within reasonable computational resources. The two formulations are compared on a mass minimization problem with dynamic constraints, solved with the interior-point method in IPOPT, for a gust input and a turbulent input. Results shows that the NAND and SAND approaches converge towards the same optimum with similar performances. The SAND approach benefits from a simpler design sensitivity analysis and a sparse jacobian of the constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Article number042032
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1618
Issue number4
Number of pages10
ISSN1742-6596
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventTORQUE 2020 - Online event, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Conference

ConferenceTORQUE 2020
LocationOnline event
CountryNetherlands
Period28/09/202002/10/2020

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