Investigation of a new model accounting for rotors of finite tip-speed ratio in yaw or tilt

Emmanuel Branlard, Mac Gaunaa, Ewan Machefaux

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    Abstract

    The main results from a recently developed vortex model are implemented into a Blade Element Momentum(BEM) code. This implementation accounts for the effect of finite tip-speed ratio, an effect which was not considered in standard BEM yaw-models. The model and its implementation are presented. Data from the MEXICO experiment are used as a basis for validation. Three tools using the same 2D airfoil coefficient data are compared: a BEM code, an Actuator-Line and a vortex code. The vortex code is further used to validate the results from the newly implemented BEM yaw-model. Significant improvements are obtained for the prediction of loads and induced velocities. Further relaxation of the main assumptions of the model are briefly presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012124
    Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
    Volume524
    Issue number1
    Number of pages11
    ISSN1742-6596
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event5th International Conference on The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2014 - Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 10 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 5
    http://indico.conferences.dtu.dk/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=138

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2014
    Number5
    LocationTechnical University of Denmark
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period10/06/201420/06/2014
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