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Aerodynamic Analysis of wind turbine

Ayyoob Zarmehri
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2012. Diploma work - Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, ISSN 1652-8557; 2012:58, 2012.
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The thesis investigates the application of vortex theory for analyzing the aerodynamic loads on wind turbine blades. Based on this method, a graphical user friendly program is developed to be used by the industry. The method, however, requires airfoil data of each section of the blade geometry. To this end, a newly published transitional turbulence model and a variation of Explicit Algebraic Reynolds stress models (EARSM) are implemented into the CALC-BFC CFD solver and their potential for calculating airfoil characteristics are studied and compared to the XFOIL program. A hyperbolic mesh generation program is also developed to provide high quality grids for CFD simulations. The overall performance of the method is evaluated against a full 3D CFD analysis by ANSYS-CFX solver.

Nyckelord: Incompressible Flow, Wind Turbine, Lifting Line Theory, Hyperbolic mesh generation, EARSM, transition modeling

Publikationen registrerades 2013-01-31. Den ändrades senast 2013-04-04

CPL ID: 172764

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