A vortex lattice code, CAMRAD II, and a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stoke code, OVERFLOW-D2, were used to predict the aerodynamic performance of a two-bladed horizontal axis wind turbine. All computations were compared with experimental data that was collected at the NASA Ames Research Center 80-by 120-Foot Wind Tunnel. Computations were performed for both axial as well as yawed operating conditions. Various stall delay models and dynamics stall models were used by the CAMRAD II code. Comparisons between the experimental data and computed aerodynamic loads show that the OVERFLOW-D2 code can accurately predict the power and spanwise loading of a wind turbine rotor.
Navier-Stokes and Comprehensive Analysis Performance Predictions of the NREL Phase VI Experiment
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Duque, EPN, Burklund, MD, & Johnson, W. "Navier-Stokes and Comprehensive Analysis Performance Predictions of the NREL Phase VI Experiment." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 Wind Energy Symposium. ASME 2003 Wind Energy Symposium. Reno, Nevada, USA. January 6–9, 2003. pp. 43-61. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/WIND2003-355
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