Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1771–1792, 2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1771–1792, 2020

Research article 22 Dec 2020

Research article | 22 Dec 2020

Determination of the angle of attack on a research wind turbine rotor blade using surface pressure measurements

Rodrigo Soto-Valle et al.

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Short summary
In this paper, a method to determine the angle of attack on a wind turbine rotor blade using a chordwise pressure distribution measurement was applied. The approach used a reduced number of pressure tap data located close to the blade leading edge. The results were compared with the measurements from three external probes mounted on the blade at different radial positions and with analytical calculations.