Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Research article
30 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2022

High-Reynolds-number wind turbine blade equipped with root spoilers – Part 2: Impact on energy production and turbine lifetime

Thomas Potentier, Emmanuel Guilmineau, Arthur Finez, Colin Le Bourdat, and Caroline Braud


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-23', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Thomas Potentier, 14 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-23', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Thomas Potentier, 14 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Thomas Potentier on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jun 2022) by Alessandro Bianchini
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish as is (05 Aug 2022) by Alessandro Bianchini
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Aug 2022) by Sandrine Aubrun(Chief editor)
AR by Thomas Potentier on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
A wind turbine blade equipped with root spoilers is analysed using time domain aeroelastic simulations to assess the impact of passive devices on the turbine AEP and lifetime. A novel way to account for aerofoil-generated unsteadiness in the fatigue calculation is proposed and detailed. The outcome shows that spoilers, on average, can increase the AEP of the turbine. However, the structural impacts on the turbine can be severe if not accounted for initially in the turbine design.