Analysis of detailed aerodynamic field measurements using results from an aeroelastic code
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Special Issue: The Science of Making Torque from Wind. Part I: Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 357–371, October/December 2004
How to Cite
Schepers, J. G., Feigl, L., van Rooij, R. and Bruining, A. (2004), Analysis of detailed aerodynamic field measurements using results from an aeroelastic code. Wind Energ., 7: 357–371. doi: 10.1002/we.134
- Issue published online: 17 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 17 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 27 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Received: 29 APR 2004
- aerodynamics of wind turbines;
- validation of aeroelastic codes
In this article an analysis is given of aerodynamic field measurements on wind turbine blades. The analysis starts with a consistency check on the measurements, by relating the measured local aerodynamic segment forces to the overall rotor loads. It is found that the results are very consistent. Moreover, a comparison is made between measured results and results calculated from an aeroelastic code. On the basis of this comparison, the aerodynamic modelling in the aeroelastic code could be improved. This holds in particular for the modelling of 3D stall effects, not only on the lift but also on the drag, and for the modelling of tip effects. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.