Articles | Volume 6, issue 6
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1341–1361, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1341–1361, 2021

Research article 01 Nov 2021

Research article | 01 Nov 2021

Experimental analysis of radially resolved dynamic inflow effects due to pitch steps

Frederik Berger et al.

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Cited articles

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Berger, F., Onnen, D., Schepers, J, G., and Kühn, M.: Dataset – Radially resolved dynamic inflow pitch step experiment in wind tunnel, Zenodo [data set],, 2021. a
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Dynamic inflow denotes the unsteady aerodynamic response to fast changes in rotor loading and leads to load overshoots. We performed a pitch step experiment with MoWiTO 1.8 in the large wind tunnel of ForWind – University of Oldenburg. We measured axial and tangential inductions with a recent method with a 2D-LDA system and performed load and wake measurements. These radius-resolved measurements allow for new insights into the dynamic inflow phenomenon.