A simple method to determine the optimal location of active flow controllers on wind turbine blades

Terence Macquart, Alireza Maheri, Krishna Busawon

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Abstract

Active flow controllers (AFCs) have shown promising load alleviation potential. The implementation of AFCs on wind turbine blades remains, however, experimental. The present paper investigates the load alleviation capability of AFCs as a function of their location along the blade span. In particular, an analytical method is derived in order to maximise load alleviation by optimally locating AFCs along the blade span. The results obtained by the proposed analytical method are compared and validated with a validated BEMT based-code (WTAC). It is found that the optimal location of AFCs can be calculated based exclusively on the chord geometry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA)
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Event3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA) - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Nov 201421 Nov 2014

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA)
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/11/1421/11/14

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Wind turbines
Turbomachine blades
Controllers
Geometry

Keywords

  • wind turbine
  • WTAC
  • active flow controller
  • load alleviation
  • microtab
  • trailing edge flap

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Macquart, T., Maheri, A., & Busawon, K. (2014). A simple method to determine the optimal location of active flow controllers on wind turbine blades. In 2014 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA) (pp. 1-5). IEEE Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2014.7059982

A simple method to determine the optimal location of active flow controllers on wind turbine blades. / Macquart, Terence; Maheri, Alireza; Busawon, Krishna.

2014 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA). IEEE Press, 2014. p. 1-5.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Macquart, T, Maheri, A & Busawon, K 2014, A simple method to determine the optimal location of active flow controllers on wind turbine blades. in 2014 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA). IEEE Press, pp. 1-5, 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA) , Paris, France, 19/11/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2014.7059982
Macquart T, Maheri A, Busawon K. A simple method to determine the optimal location of active flow controllers on wind turbine blades. In 2014 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA). IEEE Press. 2014. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2014.7059982
Macquart, Terence ; Maheri, Alireza ; Busawon, Krishna. / A simple method to determine the optimal location of active flow controllers on wind turbine blades. 2014 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA). IEEE Press, 2014. pp. 1-5
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