Extended Glauert Tip Correction to Include Vortex Rollup Effects

David Maniaci, Sven Schmitz

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Wind turbine loads predictions by blade-element momentum theory using the standard tip-loss correction have been shown to over-predict loading near the blade tip in comparison to experimental data. This over-prediction is theorized to be due to the assumption of light rotor loading, inherent in the standard tip-loss correction model of Glauert. A higher- order free-wake method, WindDVE, is used to compute the rollup process of the trailing vortex sheets downstream of wind turbine blades. Results obtained serve an exact correction function to the Glauert tip correction used in blade-element momentum methods. It is found that accounting for the effects of tip vortex rollup within the Glauert tip correction indeed results in improved prediction of blade tip loads computed by blade-element momentum methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 3 2016
EventScience of Making Torque from Wind, TORQUE 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Oct 5 2016Oct 7 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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