Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 491–504, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 491–504, 2021

Research article 30 Mar 2021

Research article | 30 Mar 2021

Surrogate-based aeroelastic design optimization of tip extensions on a modern 10 MW wind turbine

Thanasis Barlas et al.

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Short summary
A method to design advanced tip extensions for modern wind turbine blades is presented in this work. The resulting design concept has high potential in terms of actual implementation in a real rotor upscaling with a potential business case in reducing the cost of energy produced by future large wind turbine rotors.