CFD and aeroelastic analysis of the MEXICO wind turbine

Carrión, M., Woodgate, M., Steijl, R., Barakos, G. , Gómez-Iradi, S. and Munduate, X. (2014) CFD and aeroelastic analysis of the MEXICO wind turbine. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 555, 012006. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/555/1/012006)

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Abstract

This paper presents an aerodynamic and aeroelastic analysis of the MEXICO wind turbine, using the compressible HMB solver of Liverpool. The aeroelasticity of the blade, as well as the effect of a low-Mach scheme were studied for the zero-yaw 15m/s wind case and steady- state computations. The wake developed behind the rotor was also extracted and compared with the experimental data, using the compressible solver and a low-Mach scheme. It was found that the loads were not sensitive to the Mach number effects, although the low-Mach scheme improved the wake predictions. The sensitivity of the results to the blade structural properties was also highlighted.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The financial support by the Spanish Renewable Energy Center (CENER) and the University of Liverpool is gratefully acknowledged.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Carrion, Ms Marina and Woodgate, Dr Mark and Steijl, Dr Rene
Authors: Carrión, M., Woodgate, M., Steijl, R., Barakos, G., Gómez-Iradi, S., and Munduate, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1742-6588
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 555: 012006
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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