Design of wind turbine passive smart blades

Maheri, Alireza and Isikveren, Askin (2009) Design of wind turbine passive smart blades. In: European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC 2009), 16-19 March 2009, Marseille, France.

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates a wind turbine blade design tool, developed based on the concept of Variable-State Design Parameter. The design code can be utilised to convert ordinary blades of a constant speed horizontal axis wind turbine, with or without pitch control system into passive smart blades. The design objectives are to maximise the rotor power yield and to minimise the maximum blade loading. The design software gives the optimum rotor radius, chord and pretwist distributions, along with a metric indicating the required level of elastic coupling in the smart blade.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Control strategies Scientific Track / Session Code: CS2
Uncontrolled Keywords: wind turbine design, adaptive blade, decoupled design
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H400 Aerospace Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/524

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