Trailing and leading edge flaps for load alleviation and structure control

Leble, V. and Barakos, G. N. (2016) Trailing and leading edge flaps for load alleviation and structure control. In: Ostachowicz, W., McGugan, M., Schröder-Hinrichs, J.-U. and Luczak, M. (eds.) MARE-WINT: New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology. Springer International Publishing, pp. 103-114. ISBN 9783319390949 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39095-6_7)

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Abstract

This chapter presents the results of numerical computations for a 10-MW wind turbine rotor equipped with the trailing and leading edge flaps. The aerodynamic loads on the rotor are computed using the Helicopter Multi-Block flow solver. The method solves the Navier-Stokes equations in integral form using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation for time-dependent domains with moving boundaries. The trailing edge flap was located at 75%R, and the leading edge flap was located at 60%R, where R is the radius of the blade. The chapter is divided in the description of employed numerical methods, mesh convergence study, and the cases with trailing and leading edge flaps. Also, the chapter defines flap geometry, deformation and frequency of motion. The blade structure was assumed rigid for all presented cases. The comparison of the flap performance is conducted using non-dimensional parameters, and conclusions are drawn at the end of the chapter.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Leble, Mr Vladimir
Authors: Leble, V., and Barakos, G. N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
ISBN:9783319390949
Published Online:31 August 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in MARE-WINT: New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology Pt. 1:103-114
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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