Development of Free Vortex Wake Method for Aerodynamic Loads on Rotor Blades
Paper i proceeding, 2014
The aerodynamics of a wind turbine is governed by the flow
around the rotor, where the prediction of air loads on rotor
blades in different operational conditions and its relation to rotor structural dynamics is crucial for design purposes. One of the most important challenges in wind turbine aerodynamics is therefore to accurately predict the forces on the blade, where the blade and wake are modeled by different approaches such as the Blade Element Momentum (BEM) theory, the vortex method and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
A free vortex wake method, based on the potential, inviscid
and irrotational flow, is developed to study the aerodynamic
loads. The results are compared with the BEM method,
the GENUVP code and CFD.
vortex lattice method