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AIRFOIL CATALOGUE FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES WITH OPENFOAM
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
Information
Abstract
A methodology to efficiently simulate wind tunnel tests of several airfoils with OpenFOAM has been developed in this work. This methodology bridges OpenFOAM capabilities with Matlab postprocessing to analyse efficiently the performance of wind turbine airfoils at any angle of attack. This technique has been developed to reduce the cost, in terms of time and resources, of wind tunnel campaigns on wind turbine blade airfoils. Different turbulence models were used to study the behaviour of the airfoils near stall. Wind turbine airfoils need to be characterized for all possible angles of attack, in order to reproduce the real aerodynamic patterns during operation. Unfortunately, this situation is translated into a huge demand of wind tunnel testing resources, airfoil manufacturing and data post-processing. The high costs in terms of experimental measurements have encouraged many researches to elaborate airfoil catalogues by performing CFD simulations. Results are compared with a testing campaign on wind turbine airfoils aerodynamics run at AB6 wind tunnel of IDR/UPM located at the campus Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), this tunnel being particularly suited for bi-dimensional applications. The central part of the airfoil mock-ups were built with a 3D printer Additive Fused Deposition Modelling technology (FDM). Simulation results show a fair agreement with experiments, and helped to improve the performance of the wind tunnel.
International
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JCR
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Title
ECCOMAS MSF 2017 : 3rd International Conference on Multiscale Computational Methods for Solids and Fluids
ISBN
978-961-6884-49-5
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
1
To page
18
Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Felix Sorribes Palmer (UPM)
  • Autor: Santiago Pindado Carrion (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Figueroa
  • Autor: Lorenzo Donisi
  • Autor: Sebastian Nicolas Franchini Longhi (UPM)
  • Autor: Mikel Ogueta Gutierrez (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Perez Alvarez (UPM)
  • Autor: Omar Gomez Ortega (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio da Riva"
  • Departamento: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
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