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A review of the state-of-the-art in aerodynamic performance of horizontal axis wind turbine
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  • Journal title : Wind and Structures
  • Volume 22, Issue 1,  2016, pp.1-16
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/was.2016.22.1.001
 Title & Authors
A review of the state-of-the-art in aerodynamic performance of horizontal axis wind turbine
Luhur, Muhammad Ramzan; Manganhar, Abdul Latif; Solangi, K.H.; Jakhrani, Abdul Qayoom; Mukwana, Kishan Chand; Samo, Saleem Raza;
The paper presents the state-of-the-art in aerodynamic performance of the modern horizontal axis wind turbine. The study examines the different complexities involved with wind turbine blade aerodynamic performance in open atmosphere and turbine wakes, and highlights the issues which require further investigations. Additionally, the latest concept of smart blades and frequently used wind turbine design analysis tools have also been discussed. The investigation made through this literature survey shows significant progress towards wind turbine aerodynamic performance improvements in general. However, still there are several parameters whose behavior and specific role in regulating the performance of the blades is yet to be elucidated clearly; in particular, the wind turbulence, rotational effects, coupled effect of turbulence and rotation, extreme wind events, formation and life time of the wakes.
horizontal axis wind turbine;aerodynamic performance;complexities;natural wind;turbine wakes;design analysis tools;
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