Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1487–1505, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1487-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1487–1505, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1487-2020

Research article 05 Nov 2020

Research article | 05 Nov 2020

Laminar-turbulent transition characteristics of a 3-D wind turbine rotor blade based on experiments and computations

Özge Sinem Özçakmak et al.

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Accurate prediction of the laminar-turbulent transition process is critical for design and prediction tools to be used in the industrial design process, particularly for the high Reynolds numbers experienced by modern wind turbines. Laminar-turbulent transition behavior of a wind turbine blade section is investigated in this study by means of field experiments and 3-D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) rotor simulations.