WTAB, a computer program for predicting the performance of horizontal axis wind turbines with adaptive blades

Maheri, Alireza, Noroozi, Siamak, Toomer, Chris and Vinney, John (2006) WTAB, a computer program for predicting the performance of horizontal axis wind turbines with adaptive blades. Renewable Energy, 31 (11). pp. 1673-1685. ISSN 0960-1481

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2005.09.023

Abstract

An aero-structure code has been developed to predict the performance of a horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) with adaptive blades. The code is a combination of an aerodynamic code, an adaptive mesh generator and a finite element code, all developed especially for this purpose. It has been shown that for a high elastic coupling, a coupled aero-structure simulation approach is necessary to have acceptable results while a single step simulation approach can only be used to estimate the blade loading and wind turbine power.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: wind turbine, adaptive blade, elastic coupling, TRIC, BEMT
Subjects: G600 Software Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H400 Aerospace Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 12:50
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10840

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