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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2024, 146(6): 061001.
Paper No: SOL-23-1167
Published Online: May 15, 2024
... fluid flow measurement solar testing wind aerodynamics wind load atmospheric turbulence Australian Renewable Energy Agency 10.13039/501100005105 1-SRI002 Solar Energy Technologies Program 10.13039/100006115 DE-EE00038488/38714 Heliostats are exposed to atmospheric...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2019, 141(6): 061005.
Paper No: SOL-18-1118
Published Online: May 20, 2019
... to provide a suitable foundation design with high safety. With consideration of the wind turbine size and water depth, the monopile foundation design by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is selected in the current study. Both aerodynamic loading for the 5 MW wind turbine rotor defined by NREL...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041011.
Published Online: October 13, 2011
... aerodynamic probe technology with miniaturized hardware and software for UAVs that enable autonomous UAV operation. The measurements, made to support the development of advanced wind simulation tools, are made in the near-wake (0.5D–3D, where D is rotor diameter) region of a 2 MW wind turbine that is located...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2011, 133(1): 011007.
Published Online: January 28, 2011
.... aerodynamics blades heating ice wind turbines wind turbine wind energy measurement testing efficiency simulation fluid flow Wind energy is the world’s fastest growing source of electricity production and a key source of clean, plentiful energy for the future. In order for wind...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2010, 132(4): 041009.
Published Online: October 4, 2010
... to a tether that transmits the generated aerodynamic forces on the kite to a power conversion system on the ground. The ground-based power conversion system consists of a rocking arm coupled to a Sprag clutch, flywheel, and electrical generator. Governing equations describing the dynamical motion of the kite...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2010, 132(3): 031010.
Published Online: June 21, 2010
... in one case but poor in two other cases. Nevertheless, the model reproduces the main tendencies observed in the measurements with respect to varying flow conditions. Second, the model is implemented into an airfoil design code that is originally used for aerodynamic optimization. An existing wind turbine...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 011006.
Published Online: December 21, 2009
... a limited maximum lift and relatively low sensitivity to leading-edge roughness. As a result, these airfoils have quite different leading-edge profiles from airfoils applied to helicopter blades, and thus, quite different dynamic-stall characteristics. Unfortunately for wind turbine aerodynamics...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2009, 131(3): 031009.
Published Online: July 9, 2009
..., “Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment Phase, VI: Wind Tunnel Test Configurations and Available Data Campaigns,” NREL, Technical Report No. TP-500-29955 ) wind-tunnel campaign at 7 m/s, 10 m/s, and 20 m/s freestreams for a nonyawed isolated rotor. Comparisons are shown for the surface pressure distributions...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031015.
Published Online: July 16, 2008
... carried out by the Swedish Aeronautical Research Institute, former FFA, and by the American National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) during the Unsteady Aerodynamic Experiment. The spans of the blades were 2.375 m and 5 m , the STORK 5 WPX and the NREL Phase VI blade, respectively. Five span...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031018.
Published Online: July 16, 2008
.... In the measurements, the power curve and pressure distributions are measured for different azimuth angles. By increasing yaw angle, the maximum value of power coefficient of the rotor decreases. The sign of the yaw angle does not have any effect on power performance. The aerodynamic forces are discussed using...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031013.
Published Online: July 3, 2008
...W. Sheng; R. A. McD. Galbraith; F. N. Coton The Leishman–Beddoes dynamic stall model is a popular model that has been widely applied in both helicopter and wind turbine aerodynamics. This model has been specially refined and tuned for helicopter applications, where the Mach number is usually above...
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Article Type: Guest Editorial
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 030301.
Published Online: July 3, 2008
... turbines. It will involve research on materials, aerodynamic design, power and load control, development of multiphysics simulation procedures, etc. Similarly at the developers’ level, aspects such as site assessment and condition monitoring, more accurate procedures will be needed. Also research...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031009.
Published Online: July 1, 2008
...Wouter Haans; Gijs van Kuik; Gerard van Bussel To reduce the level of uncertainty associated with current rotor aerodynamics codes, improved understanding of rotor aerodynamics is required. Wind tunnel measurements on model rotors contribute to advancing our knowledge on rotor aerodynamics...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031008.
Published Online: July 1, 2008
...Alvaro Gonzalez; Xabier Munduate This work undertakes an aerodynamic analysis over the parked and the rotating NREL Phase VI wind turbine blade. The experimental sequences from NASA Ames wind tunnel selected for this study respond to the parked blade and the rotating configuration, both...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031007.
Published Online: July 1, 2008
...Hugh D. Currin; Frank N. Coton; Byard Wood A new aerodynamic wake model has been developed for horizontal axis wind turbines. The aim is to develop an engineering tool for investigation and design of furling turbines. The prescribed vortex wake code HAWTDAWG , developed at the University of Glasgow...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 422–431.
Published Online: July 19, 2006
... numerical predictions obtained with two different computational aerodynamics methods. Computations at bounded and unbounded conditions are used to quantify the wind tunnel wall corrections for the wind tunnel tests. Time-averaged pressure distributions of the TR-35 and TR-35-10 airfoils at Re...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 445–454.
Published Online: July 16, 2006
...Sven Schmitz; Jean-Jacques Chattot This paper addresses three-dimensional effects which are pertinent to wind turbine aerodynamics. Two computational models were applied to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Phase VI Rotor under rotating and parked conditions, a vortex line method using...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 432–444.
Published Online: July 16, 2006
...Chanin Tongchitpakdee; Sarun Benjanirat; Lakshmi N. Sankar The aerodynamic performance of a wind turbine rotor equipped with circulation enhancement technology (trailing-edge blowing or Gurney flaps) is investigated using a three-dimensional unsteady viscous flow analysis. The National Renewable...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2006, 128(4): 481–486.
Published Online: June 13, 2006
... show that the aerodynamic pitching moment impacts the blade torsion more than the inertial forces. Corbus , D. , and Prascher , D. , 2005 , “ Analysis and Comparison of Test Results from the Small Wind Research Turbine Test Project ,” Collection of the 2005 ASME Wind Energy Symposium...