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Examining the relationship between wind turbine blade performance and tip vortex behaviour in the wake

Whale, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-3130-5267 (1997) Examining the relationship between wind turbine blade performance and tip vortex behaviour in the wake. In: Proceedings of the 19th British Wind Energy Conference, 16 - 18 July, Edinburgh, Scotland

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This paper details the results of laboratory tests on a model wind turbine rotor at the University of Edinburgh and examines tip vortex behaviour which questions the assumptions of current rotor performance prediction codes. Results are compared with wind-tunnel data from the Technical University of Delft and simulations from a vortex wake code developed at the University of Stuttgart. A Biot-Savart calculation is undertaken to provide insight into how the observed tip vortex effects may affect the calculation of performance of a wind turbine rotor.

Item Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13451
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