Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 1–9, 2018

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2017

Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 1–9, 2018

Research article 17 Jan 2018

Research article | 17 Jan 2018

Extraction of the wake induction and angle of attack on rotating wind turbine blades from PIV and CFD results

Iván Herráez et al.

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Short summary
Several methods have been proposed in the past for extracting the blade performance of wind turbines from simulations. In this work, we present a new method that allows obtaining those data easily not only from simulation results but also from flow measurements. We apply the method to both experiments and simulations of a well-known wind turbine model. The results provide insight into the wind turbine aerodynamics and open up new possibilities for the validation of simulation models.