Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 221–245, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-221-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 221–245, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-221-2021

Research article 05 Feb 2021

Research article | 05 Feb 2021

Pressure-based lift estimation and its application to feedforward load control employing trailing-edge flaps

Sirko Bartholomay et al.

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ED: Publish as is (14 Dec 2020) by Mingming Zhang
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Dec 2020) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel(Chief Editor)
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This paper presents two methods on how to estimate the lift force that is created by a wing. These methods were experimentally assessed in a wind tunnel. Furthermore, an active trailing-edge flap, as seen on airplanes for example, is used to alleviate fluctuating loads that are created within the employed wind tunnel. Thereby, an active flow control device that can potentially serve on wind turbines to lower fatigue or lower the material used for the blades is examined.