Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 163–192, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-163-2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 163–192, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-163-2019

Research article 03 Apr 2019

Research article | 03 Apr 2019

Multipoint high-fidelity CFD-based aerodynamic shape optimization of a 10 MW wind turbine

Mads H. Aa. Madsen et al.

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RR by Joseph Saverin (14 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Feb 2019) by Alessandro Bianchini
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Feb 2019) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
The wind energy industry relies heavily on CFD to analyze new designs. This paper investigates a way to utilize CFD further upstream the design process where lower-fidelity methods are used. We present the first comprehensive 3-D CFD adjoint-based shape optimization of a 10 MW modern offshore wind turbine. The present work shows that, with the right tools, we can model the entire geometry, including the root, and optimize modern wind turbine rotors at the cost of a few hundred CFD evaluations.