E3S Web Conf.
Volume 312, 202176th Italian National Congress ATI (ATI 2021)
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Systems for Sustainable Energy Generation|
|Published online||22 October 2021|
Development and assessment of a method to determine the angle of attack on an operating wind turbine by matching onboard pressure measurements with panel method simulations
1 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
2 Hermann Föttinger Institut, Technische Universität Berlin, Müller-Breslau-Straße 8, 10623 Berlin, Germany
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wind Energy is substantially growing in recent years and is now one of the most competitive renewable energy sources on the market. To further foster the growth of this energy source, increasing effort is put into building accurate numerical models. Most models compute the loads acting on the turbine as a dependence of some sort to the angle of attack (AoA). Accurate AoA measurements would allow for comparison with experiments and would be of great benefit for the improvement of numerical models and the investigations of aerodynamic phenomena such as stall delay. However, the determination of the angle of attack during operation is troublesome to the present day. In addition to what was already mentioned, the AoA is key to evaluate loads acting on the wind turbine and assessing experiments, computational models, and aeroelastic models. This paper proposes a simple comparative method to estimate the AoA based on pressure distributions. The proposed method is tested using data from different numbers of pressure taps placed on the Berlin Research Turbine (BeRT) at the Hermann Föttinger Institut of the Technische Universität Berlin. The predicted results are in line with those from other methods while the operating conditions to which the model can be applied are improved.
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