Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 70569, Germany
Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the H-Darrieus wind turbine aerodynamic performance, aerodynamic blade loads and velocity profiles downstream behind the rotor. The wind turbine model is based on the rotor designed by McDonnell Aircraft Company. The model proposed here consists of three fixed straight blades; in the future this model is planned to be develop with controlled blades. The study was conducted using the unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) approach with the k-ω shear stress transport (SST) turbulence model. The numerical two-dimensional model was verified using two other independent aerodynamic approaches: the vortex model developed in Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the extended version of the CFD code FLOWer at the University of Stuttgart (USTUTT). All utilized numerical codes gave similar result of the instantaneous aerodynamic blade loads. In addition, steady-state calculations for the applied airfoils were also made using the same numerical model as for the vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) to obtain lift and drag coefficients. The obtained values of lift and drag force coefficients, for a Reynolds number of 2.9 million, agree with the predictions of the experiment and XFoil over a wide range of angle of attack. The maximum rotor power coefficients are obtained at 0.5, which makes this impeller attractive from the point of view of further research. This work also addresses the issue of determining the aerodynamic performance of the rotor with various 4-digit NACA airfoils. The effect of two airfoil parameters, maximum airfoil thickness and maximum camber, on aerodynamic rotor performance is investigated. Research has shown that if this rotor were to work with fixed blades it is recommended to use the NACA 1418 airfoil instead of the original NACA 0018.
This preprint has been withdrawn.
How to cite. Rogowski, K., Hansen, M. O. L., and Bangga, G.: Performance analysis of a Darrieus-type wind turbine for a series of 4-digit NACA airfoils, Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2019-98, 2019.
Received: 05 Dec 2019 – Discussion started: 16 Dec 2019
I believe that this article contains many valuable tips for engineers that can be useful when constructing medium size vertical-axis wind turbines. Currently, there is still a lack of research on large and medium rotors.
I believe that this article contains many valuable tips for engineers that can be useful when...