Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1731–1751, 2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1731–1751, 2022
Research article
22 Aug 2022
Research article | 22 Aug 2022

Flutter behavior of highly flexible blades for two- and three-bladed wind turbines

Mayank Chetan et al.

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Though large wind turbines are appealing to reduce costs, larger blades are prone to aero-elastic instabilities due to their long, slender, highly flexible nature. New rotor concepts are emerging including two-bladed rotors and downwind configurations. We introduce a comprehensive evaluation of flutter behavior including classical flutter and edgewise vibration for large-scale two-bladed rotors. The study aims to provide designers with insights to mitigate flutter in future designs.