Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 155–170, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-155-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 155–170, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-155-2020

Research article 28 Jan 2020

Research article | 28 Jan 2020

Optimal relationship between power and design-driving loads for wind turbine rotors using 1-D models

Kenneth Loenbaek et al.

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ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2019) by Mingming Zhang
ED: Publish as is (15 Dec 2019) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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From the basic aerodynamic theory of wind turbine rotors, it is a well-known fact that there is a relationship between the loading of the rotor and power efficiency. It shows that there is a loading that maximizes the power efficiency, and it is common to target this maximum when designing rotors. But in this paper it is found that for rotors constrained by a load, the maximum power is found by decreasing the loading and increasing the rotor radius. Max power efficiency is therefore not optimal.