11:30 - 13:00 Computational aerodynamics
Room: Hall G2
The session deals with aerodynamics, in particular computational aerodynamics. The session investigates a typical enginering blade element momentum (BEM) aerodynamic model, and demonstrates the merits of less empiric but computationally more comprehensive CFD modelling for yawed conditions and for tip vortex breakdown. We will also discuss the validation by 2D wind tunnel tests for high Reynolds numbers and how to use aerodynamics computations to analyse the effect of protuberances on blades.
You attended this session?
- Understand and assess the limitations of engineering computational aerodynamics tools versus CFD;
- Understand opportunities and challenges of using CFD for aerodynamic computations;
- Understand uncertainties of wind tunnel tests for validation of computational eaerodynamics;
- Understand how protuberances on blades may affect performance.
This session will be chaired by:
Head of Department, Fraunhofer IWES, Germany
Investigation of the validity of BEM for the simulation of wind turbines in complex load cases and a comparison with experiments and CFD
University of Stuttgart, Germany
3-D time-accurate CFD simulations of a multi-megawatt slender bladed horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) under yawed flow conditions
Master's Student, The University of Tokyo, Japan
CFD simulations of a wind turbine for analysis of tip vortex breakdown
Research Specialist, CENER, Spain
Analysis of the high Reynolds number 2D tests on a wind turbine airfoil performed at two different wind tunnels
Managing Director, Aero Dynamik Consult GmbH, Germany
Effects of protuberances and tubercles on wind turbine generator blades