Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 917–933, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-917-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 917–933, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-917-2021

Research article 10 Jun 2021

Research article | 10 Jun 2021

A method for preliminary rotor design – Part 2: Wind turbine Optimization with Radial Independence

Kenneth Loenbaek et al.

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Short summary
A novel wind turbine rotor optimization methodology is presented. Using an assumption of radial independence it is possible to obtain the Pareto-optimal relationship between power and loads through the use of KKT multipliers, leaving an optimization problem that can be solved at each radial station independently. Combining it with a simple cost function it is possible to analytically solve for the optimal power per cost with given inputs for the aerodynamics and the cost function.