Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 903–915, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-903-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 903–915, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-903-2021

Research article 10 Jun 2021

Research article | 10 Jun 2021

A method for preliminary rotor design – Part 1: Radially Independent Actuator Disc model

Kenneth Loenbaek et al.

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We present a model for assessing the aerodynamic performance of a wind turbine rotor through a different parametrization of the classical blade element momentum model. The model establishes an analytical relationship between the loading in the flow direction and the power along the rotor span. The main benefit of the model is the ease with which it can be applied for rotor optimization and especially load constraint power optimization.