Sizing and Control of Trailing Edge Flaps on a Smart Rotor for Maximum Power Generation in Low Fatigue Wind Regimes

Jeroen Smit, Lars O. Berghammer, Sachin Navalkar, Leonardo Bergami, Mac Gaunaa

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Abstract

In this paper an extension of the spectrum of applicability of rotors with active aerody-namic devices is presented. Besides the classical purpose of load alleviation, a secondary objective is established: power capture optimization. As a _rst step, wind speed regions that contribute little to fatigue damage have been identi_ed. For these regions the turbine energy output can be increased by deecting the trailing edge (TE) ap in function of local, instantaneous speed ratios. For this purpose, sizing of TE ap con_guration for maximum power generation is established using blade element momentum theory.
The investigation then focuses on operation in non-uniform wind _eld conditions. Firstly, the deterministic uctuation in local tip speed ratio due to wind shear was evaluated. The second e_ect is associated with delays in adapting the rotor speed to time varying inow. The increase of power generation due to wind shear has been demonstrated with an in-crease of energy yield of 1%. Finally a control logic based on inowing wind speeds has been devised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of AIAA SciTech 2014 and 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium
Number of pages17
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAIAA SciTech 2014; 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: 13 Jan 201417 Jan 2014
Conference number: 32

Conference

ConferenceAIAA SciTech 2014; 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium
Number32
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period13/01/201417/01/2014

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Smit, J., Berghammer, L. O., Navalkar, S., Bergami, L., & Gaunaa, M. (2014). Sizing and Control of Trailing Edge Flaps on a Smart Rotor for Maximum Power Generation in Low Fatigue Wind Regimes. In Proceedings of AIAA SciTech 2014 and 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.