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Correcting inflow measurements from wind turbines using a lifting-surface code

Whale, J., Fisichella, C.J. and Selig, M.S. (2000) Correcting inflow measurements from wind turbines using a lifting-surface code. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 122 (4). pp. 196-202.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.1331287
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Abstract

In order to provide accurate blade element data for wind turbine design codes, measured three-dimensional (3D) field data must be corrected in terms of the (sectional) angle of attack. A 3D Lifting-Surface Inflow Correction Method (LSIM) has been developed with the aid of a vortex-panel code in order to calculate the relationship between measured local flow angle and angle of attack. The results show the advantages of using the 3D LSIM correction over 2D correction methods, particularly at the inboard sections of the blade where the local flow is affected by post-stall effects and the influence of the blade root.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12958
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