Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19188.8.131.52
Title & Authors
Performance Prediction of the Horizontal Axis wind Turbine in Arbitrary Wind Direction Yu, Neung-Su;
Up to the present the study on the performance prediction of HAWT was performed mainly by assuming the axial flow. So in this paper we aimed at the fully non-axial flow of HAWT. For this purpose, we defined the wind turbine pitch angle in addition to the yaw angle to specify the arbitrary wind direction. And we adopted the Glauert method as the basic analysis method then modified this method suitably for our goal. By comparing the computational results obtained by this modified new Glauert method with the experimental results, it was proved that our method was a very efficient method. And on the basis of the reliability of this method we considered the effect of all the design parameters and presented the optimum blade geometry and the optimum operating condition to gain the best performance curve.