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PO213: Influence of blade deflections on wind turbine noise directivity
Andrea P. C. Bresciani, Ph.D. student and research engineer, University of Twente
In this paper, the effect of blade deflections on wind turbine noise directivity is established using fast turn-around numerical methods. The blade element momentum theory used for the aeroelastic simulations is coupled with a RANS-informed Amiet's model for the aeroacoustic modelling of trailing-edge noise. These methods are applied to the NREL 5 MW wind turbine for rigid and flexible blades. The noise footprints and the overall sound pressure level show significant differences between the rigid and flexible cases for listeners close to the rotor plane. This effect has been attributed to the flapwise angular deflection of the wind turbine blade. Furthermore, the symmetry of the results with respect to the rotor plane is lost when the flapwise deflection is considered.