Forced pitch motion of wind turbines

Leble, V. and Barakos, G. (2016) Forced pitch motion of wind turbines. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 753, 022042. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/2/022042)

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The possibility of a wind turbine entering vortex ring state during pitching oscillations is explored in this paper. The aerodynamic performance of the rotor was computed using the Helicopter Multi-Block flow solver. This code solves the Navier-Stokes equations in integral form using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation for time-dependent domains with moving boundaries. A 10-MW wind turbine was put to perform yawing and pitching oscillations suggesting the partial vortex ring state during pitching motion. The results also show the strong effect of the frequency and amplitude of oscillations on the wind turbine performance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Leble, Mr Vladimir
Authors: Leble, V., and Barakos, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Published Online:03 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 753: 022042
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
733371MARE-WINTGeorge BarakosEuropean Commission (EC)309395ENG - AEROSPACE SCIENCES