Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1645–1662, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1645-2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1645–1662, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1645-2020

Research article 26 Nov 2020

Research article | 26 Nov 2020

Aerodynamic effects of Gurney flaps on the rotor blades of a research wind turbine

Jörg Alber et al.

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Joerg Alber on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jul 2020) by Mingming Zhang
RR by Galih Bangga (19 Jul 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (10 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Aug 2020) by Mingming Zhang
AR by Joerg Alber on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2020) by Mingming Zhang
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2020) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Joerg Alber on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2020)   Author's adjustment  
EA: Adjustments approved (19 Nov 2020) by Mingming Zhang
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Short summary
The aerodynamic impact of Gurney flaps is investigated on the rotor blades of the Berlin Research Turbine. The findings of this research project contribute to performance improvements of different-size rotor blades. Gurney flaps are considered a worthwhile passive flow-control device in order to alleviate the adverse effects of both early separation in the inner blade region and leading-edge erosion throughout large parts of the blade span.