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 for the viscous near-field and is validated for 2-D attached and separated flow. The application of the viscous lift theorem within a coupled Navier-Stokes/vortex-panel solver gives insight into the complex 3-D aerodynamics pertinent to wind turbines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1583-1587
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Fluids
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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  • Engineering(all)

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