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

Alireza Maheri, Siamak Noroozi, Chris Toomer, John Vinney

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1673-1685
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume31
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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