Campus Units

Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

35th Wind Energy Symposium

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-1848

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

AIAA SciTech Forum

DOI

10.2514/6.2017-1848

Conference Date

January 9-13, 2017

City

Grapevine, TX

Abstract

A method for inverse design of horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) 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).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 (α) and axial induction factor (a) distributions along the blade. The method is first applied for conventional, single-rotor HAWTs and then extended to multi-rotor, specifically dual-rotor wind turbines.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Behnam Moghadassian and Anupam Sharma. "Inverse Design of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blades", 35th Wind Energy Symposium, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2017-1848). doi: 10.2514/6.2017-1848. Posted with permission.

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The Authors

Language

en

File Format

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