Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 601–626, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-601-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 601–626, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-601-2021
Research article
03 May 2021
Research article | 03 May 2021

On the scaling of wind turbine rotors

Helena Canet et al.

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The paper analyzes in detail the problem of scaling, considering both the steady-state and transient response cases, including the effects of aerodynamics, elasticity, inertia, gravity, and actuation. After a general theoretical analysis of the problem, the article considers two alternative ways of designing a scaled rotor. The two methods are then applied to the scaling of a 10 MW turbine of 180 m in diameter down to three different sizes (54, 27, and 2.8 m).