Simulating Dynamic Stall Effects for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Applying a Double Multiple Streamtube Model
2015 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 8, no 2, 1353-1372 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The complex unsteady aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) poses significant challenges to the simulation tools. Dynamic stall is one of the phenomena associated with the unsteady conditions for VAWTs, and it is in the focus of the study. Two dynamic stall models are compared: the widely-used Gormont model and a Leishman-Beddoes-type model. The models are included in a double multiple streamtube model. The effects of flow curvature and flow expansion are also considered. The model results are assessed against the measured data on a Darrieus turbine with curved blades. To study the dynamic stall effects, the comparison of force coefficients between the simulations and experiments is done at low tip speed ratios. Simulations show that the Leishman-Beddoes model outperforms the Gormont model for all tested conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 8, no 2, 1353-1372 p.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253091DOI: 10.3390/en8021353ISI: 000353561900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-253091DiVA: diva2:814437
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