In this paper, a design method based on blade element momentum (BEM) theory is explained for horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) blades. The method is used to optimize the chord and twist distributions of the blades. Applying this method a 100kW HAWT rotor is designed. Also a computer program is written to estimate the aerodynamic performance of the existing HAWT blades and used for the performance analysis of the designed 100kW HAWT rotor.
- Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
HAWT Rotor Design and Performance Analysis
Kulunk, E, & Yilmaz, N. "HAWT Rotor Design and Performance Analysis." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer and InterPACK09 Conferences. ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 2. San Francisco, California, USA. July 19–23, 2009. pp. 1019-1029. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2009-90441
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