In this paper a method for an implementation of a 2D actuator cylinder flow model of an Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) is presented. The model is implemented in a full aeroelastic code including consideration of structural dynamics, dynamic inflow, tower shadow and dynamic stall, which is needed for a full load analysis relating to eg. certification of a VAWT turbine. Further on, principal load cases according to the IEC61400-1 are simulated for a fictitious 5MW VAWT turbine in it’s simplest 2 bladed Darrieus configuration. The IEC61400-1 load cases, originally developed for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT’s), are discussed regarding the application to VAWT’s. Further on a small section regarding aerodynamic flow in curved motion is included.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2013 - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 4 Feb 2013 → 7 Feb 2013
|Conference||European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2013|
|Period||04/02/2013 → 07/02/2013|
Larsen, T. J., & Aagaard Madsen , H. (2013). On the way to reliable aeroelastic load simulation on VAWT's. Poster session presented at European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2013, Vienna, Austria. http://www.ewea.org/annual2013/