Influence of the vortical wake behind wind turbines using a coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel methodology

Sven Schmitz, Jean Jacques Chattot

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Abstract

The present paper introduces a parallelized coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex- Panel solver (PCS) for incompressible high Reynolds number flow around horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT). This coupling methodology reduces both artificial dissipation and computational cost. The coupled solver is applied to the NREL Phase VI rotor for fully attached flow. Results obtained for local blade loads are compared with experimental data and a vortex model based on a Lifting Line approach (VLM). It is indeed found that local blade loads obtained depend on at least ten revolutions of the vortex sheet in the wake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Pages832-836
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2005Jun 17 2005

Publication series

Name3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics

Other

Other3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period6/14/056/17/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mathematics

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    Schmitz, S., & Chattot, J. J. (2005). Influence of the vortical wake behind wind turbines using a coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel methodology. In 3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics (pp. 832-836). (3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics).