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Inverse Design of Single- and Multi-Rotor Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blades using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Behnam Moghadassian; Anupam Sharma;
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  • Published: 16 Mar 2017
Abstract
A method for inverse design of horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) is presented in this paper. The direct solver for aerodynamic analysis solves the Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations, where the effect of the turbine rotor is modeled as momentum sources using the actuator disk model (ADM); this approach is referred to as RANS/ADM. The inverse problem is posed as follows: for a given selection of airfoils, the objective is to find the blade geometry (described as blade twist and chord distributions) which realizes the desired turbine aerodynamic performance at the design point; the desired performance is prescribed as angle of attack ($\alpha$) an...
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arXiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics
free text keywords: Physics - Fluid Dynamics, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Mechanics, Geology, Electromagnetic induction, Inverse problem, Turbine blade, law.invention, law, Rotor (electric), Computational fluid dynamics, business.industry, business, Actuator, Wind power, Marine engineering, Airfoil
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NSF| Innovative Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine (DRWT) Designs for Improved Turbine Performance and Wind Farm Efficiency
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1438099
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Engineering | Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
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Energy ResearchEnergy Research Projects: nsf::1438099
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