Implementation of the BEM skewed-wake model within the multibody aero-elastic solver Cp-Lambda

Igor Petrović, Filippo Campagnolo, Tadej Kosel, Carlo L. Bottasso

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To account for the problem of an azimuthally constant induction in the BEM method, which influences on incorrectly predicted aerodynamic loads in the yawed flow, a skewed-wake model implementation to the BEM method has been performed. The numerical aerodynamic loads have been compared with the wind tunnel data of the NREL Phase VI and against another numerical campaign. At first, the model predictions have been validated against experimental data performed with aligned flow conditions, showing a reasonable match. Successively, the model predictions are validated against experimental results obtained with the wind turbine yawed. Results show, a possible better prediction of loads at yawed flow with Skewed-Wake correction, however the method does not overall correlate better, compared to the BEM method with implemented local variability of the induction factor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02004
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
StatePublished - 9 Jun 2020
Event5th International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research, ICACER 2020 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Apr 202025 Apr 2020


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