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Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic Tool for Wind Turbine Applications
- Viti, Valerio (ANSYS, Inc.) ;
- Coppotelli, Giuliano (University of Rome "La Sapienza") ;
- De Pompeis, Federico (University of Rome "La Sapienza") ;
- Marzocca, Pier (Clarkson University)
- Received : 2012.08.23
- Accepted : 2013.02.28
- Published : 2013.03.30
The present work focuses on the unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelastic properties of a small-medium sized wind-turbine blade operating under ideal conditions. A tapered/twisted blade representative of commercial blades used in an experiment setup at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is considered. The aerodynamic loads are computed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques. For this purpose, FLUENT
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