Evaluation of horizontal axis wind turbine blade loads using unsteady aerodynamics Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/wp988m992

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Most existing analyses of the blade loads on horizontal axis wind turbines are conducted using linear steady-state aerodynamics, but evaluation of loads resulting from wind turbulence or gusts may not be adequate using these techniques. This study develops single-parameter approximations for both the shed wake and trailing wake components of the unsteady aerodynamics and incorporates them into a code that evaluates mean and cyclic blade loading. The effect on loads due to the deterministic effects of wind shear and tower interference and the stochastic effects of wind turbulence are examined. The aeroelastic equations including degrees of freedom for blade flexing and axial tower motion are solved in the time domain using turbulent wind input. Verification of the single-parameter models is by comparison to general analytic solutions and test data available in the literature. The model for shed wake is compared to exact solutions for translating airfoils and to two-dimensional approximations for rotary-wing effects. Two trailing wake models are evaluated using results from wind turbine tests and helicopter analysis. Comparison of loads predictions is made to Howden 330/26 Wind Turbine data showing good agreement for cyclic and mean loads. Results show that the largest contribution from unsteady aerodynamics is an increase in mean loads due to the induced velocity lag caused by the trailing wake.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6670 in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Katy Davis (kdscannerosu@gmail.com) on 2013-04-19T18:59:53Z No. of bitstreams: 1 HartinJohnR1990.pdf: 729931 bytes, checksum: fc5331b2e98b49d499c2cf4247423715 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-04-29T20:12:16Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 HartinJohnR1990.pdf: 729931 bytes, checksum: fc5331b2e98b49d499c2cf4247423715 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1989-05-24
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-04-23T19:24:03Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 HartinJohnR1990.pdf: 729931 bytes, checksum: fc5331b2e98b49d499c2cf4247423715 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-04-29T20:12:16Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 HartinJohnR1990.pdf: 729931 bytes, checksum: fc5331b2e98b49d499c2cf4247423715 (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items