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Keywords:

  • wind energy;
  • turbines;
  • aerodynamics;
  • wind tunnel experiments;
  • CFD

Abstract

This article reviews the state of the art of wind turbine rotor aerodynamics. It addresses present uncertainties in rotor design and load calculations, recent modelling efforts to reduce these uncertainties, and validation activities regarding the modelling and results thereof. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.