Flow physics and stokes' theorem in wind turbine aerodynamics

Sven Schmitz, Jean Jacques Chattot

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Abstract

A viscous lift theorem is derived from a momentum balance and Stokes' theorem around one section of a wind turbine blade. The theorem is a generalization of the classical Kutta-Zhukovsky lift theorem and is validated for 2D attached and separated flow. The application of the viscous lift theorem within a coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel solver gives insight into the complex 3D aerodynamics pertinent to wind turbines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages801-806
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event4th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2006 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: Jul 10 2006Jul 14 2006

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Other4th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2006
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period7/10/067/14/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Schmitz, S., & Chattot, J. J. (2009). Flow physics and stokes' theorem in wind turbine aerodynamics. 801-806. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2006, Ghent, Belgium. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-92779-2-126