Dynamic Stall Modeling for the Conditions of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
2014 (English)In: AIAA Journal, ISSN 0001-1452, E-ISSN 1533-385X, Vol. 52, no 1, 72-81 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Unsteady aerodynamics imposes additional demands on the modeling of vertical axis wind turbines. Large variations in the angles of attack of the blades cause force oscillations, which can lead to the fatigue-associated problems. Therefore, an accurate estimation of the dynamic loads is essential for the vertical axis wind turbines design. Dynamic stall modeling is in focus because it represents complex phenomena associated with the unsteady flow conditions. The purpose of the study is to find a suitable dynamic stall model for the vertical axis wind turbine conditions. Three versions of the Leishman-Beddoes model are explicitly presented. Additional modifications are implemented for the model to work when the angles of attack change sign and have high amplitudes. All the model parameters are presented. The model is assessed against measured data. The conditions for the simulation tests are close to the vertical axis wind turbine operational conditions. Aversion of the model, originally designed for low Mach numbers, is the most accurate throughout a number of tests.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 52, no 1, 72-81 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229324DOI: 10.2514/1.J052633ISI: 000337803700007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-229324DiVA: diva2:736296