Vortex model for wind turbine loads and performance evaluation

Authors:

  • Montgomerie Björn

Publish date: 2004-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1301--SE

Pages: 27

Written in: English

Abstract

Vortex theory is used to form a basis for calculation of the deceleration of the flow through a wind turbine rotor or the acceleration of this flow through a propeller disk. Advice for practical application of the trailing vortex sheet concentration, behind the blades, is given. This report is to be considered a draft report whose finishing touches and numerical methods consequences are still missing due to lack of continued funding.

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