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Wind Turbine Performance Predictions Using a Differential Actuator-Lifting Disk Model

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Christophe Leclerc, Christian Masson

Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(2), 200-208 (Apr 25, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1889466 History: Received June 21, 2004; Revised September 17, 2004; Online April 25, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Model for blade shed vorticity
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Representation of the rotor for a given azimuthal position
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Control volume intersecting the actuator disk
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Computational domain and grid
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Performance predictions for the NREL phase II rotor
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Performance predictions for the NREL phase IV rotor
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Performance predictions for the NREL phase VI rotor
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Performance predictions for the Tjaereborg turbine
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Performance predictions for the NREL phase II rotor using the stall-delay model
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Performance predictions for the NREL phase IV rotor using the stall-delay model
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Performance predictions for the NREL phase VI rotor using the stall-delay model
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Performance predictions for the Tjaereborg turbine using the stall-delay model
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Highlighting solution anomalies when flow properties are set continuously across the A.D.
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Comparison with actuator disk/external force approach
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Axial variation of induced velocity ux/U
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Radial variation of fn and ft forces
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Radial variation of tangential velocity component

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