Extension of Goldstein's circulation function for optimal rotors with hub

Valery Okulov, Jens Nørkær Sørensen, Wen Zhong Shen

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    Abstract

    The aerodynamic interaction or interference between rotor blades and hub body is usually very complicated, but some useful simplifications can be made by considering the hub with an infinite cylinder. Various attempts to find the optimum distribution of circulation by the lifting vortex lines method have been previously proposed to describe the blade interaction with the hub modeled by the infinite cylinder. In this case, the ideal distribution of bound circulation on the rotor blades is such that the shed vortex system in the hub-area is a set of helicoidal vortex sheets moving uniformly as if rigid, exactly as in the case where there is no influence of the streamtube deformations by the central hub-body. In the present investigation, we consider a more specific problem of the rotor-hub interaction where the initial flow streamtubes and the rotor slipstream submitted strong deformations at the nose-area of the semi-infinite hub.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number022018
    Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
    Volume753
    Number of pages5
    ISSN1742-6596
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016 - Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany
    Duration: 5 Oct 20167 Oct 2016
    Conference number: 6
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    Conference

    ConferenceThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016
    Number6
    LocationTechnische Universität München (TUM)
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period05/10/201607/10/2016
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