The paper presents a stochastic approach to estimate the aerodynamic forces with local dynamics on wind turbine blades in unsteady wind inflow. This is done by integrating a stochastic model of lift and drag dynamics for an airfoil into the aerodynamic simulation software AeroDyn. The model is added as an alternative to the static table lookup approach in blade element momentum (BEM) wake model used by AeroDyn. The stochastic forces are obtained for a rotor blade element using full field turbulence simulated wind data input and compared with the classical BEM and dynamic stall models for identical conditions. The comparison shows that the stochastic model generates additional extended dynamic response in terms of local force fluctuations. Further, the comparison of statistics between the classical BEM, dynamic stall, and stochastic models' results in terms of their increment probability density functions (PDFs) gives consistent results.
Stochastic Model for Aerodynamic Force Dynamics on Wind Turbine Blades in Unsteady Wind Inflow
Contributed by the Design Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Manuscript received February 16, 2014; final manuscript received October 26, 2014; published online April 2, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Carlo L. Bottasso.
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Luhur, M. R., Peinke, J., Kühn, M., and Wächter, M. (July 1, 2015). "Stochastic Model for Aerodynamic Force Dynamics on Wind Turbine Blades in Unsteady Wind Inflow." ASME. J. Comput. Nonlinear Dynam. July 2015; 10(4): 041010. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028963
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