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

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Moghadassian, Behnam; Sharma, Anupam;
(2017)
  • Subject: Physics - Fluid Dynamics
    arxiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics

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 ... View more
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