Aerodynamic Analysis of wind turbine

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Aerodynamic Analysis of wind turbine
Authors: Zarmehri, Ayyoob
Abstract: The thesis investigates the application of vortex theory for analyzing the aerodynamic loads on wind turbine blades. Based on this method, a graphical user friendly program is developed to be used by the industry. The method, however, requires airfoil data of each section of the blade geometry. To this end, a newly published transitional turbulence model and a variation of Explicit Algebraic Reynolds stress models (EARSM) are implemented into the CALC-BFC CFD solver and their potential for calculating airfoil characteristics are studied and compared to the XFOIL program. A hyperbolic mesh generation program is also developed to provide high quality grids for CFD simulations. The overall performance of the method is evaluated against a full 3D CFD analysis by ANSYS-CFX solver.
Keywords: Energi;Strömningsmekanik;Energy;Fluid mechanics
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Applied Mechanics
Series/Report no.: Diploma work - Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden : 2012:58
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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