Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 911–927, 2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 911–927, 2020

Research article 22 Jul 2020

Research article | 22 Jul 2020

The flow past a flatback airfoil with flow control devices: benchmarking numerical simulations against wind tunnel data

George Papadakis and Marinos Manolesos


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AR by George Papadakis on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Jun 2020) by Julie Lundquist
ED: Publish as is (03 Jun 2020) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
Short summary
Flatback airfoils are used in the root region of wind turbine blades since they have several structural and aerodynamic benefits. Several flow control devices are incorporated to mitigate the effects of vortex shedding in the wake of such airfoils. In this work, two different numerical approaches are compared to wind tunnel measurements to assess the suitability of each method for predicting the performance of the flow control devices in terms of loads and unsteady characteristics.