Wind turbine wake structure and yawed effect analysis

Yuntian Ge, Purdue University


In this research, the three-dimensional CFD simulation of the complex flow around a two-bladed rotor based on NREL Phase VI Experiment is presented. Its accuracy is demonstrated by comparing torque, thrust, power and power coefficient with experimental data. Then the wake structure behind the rotor is analyzed by showing the vorticity contour and comparing the velocity distribution behind the rotor with previous studies. Furthermore, a triangle relationship among power, upstream wind speed and yaw angle is given by setting control groups simulation. Reasonable explanations to the simulation results are presented. Finally, a linear relationship between power output and cosine value of yaw angle is found and analyzed.




Wang, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Aerospace engineering|Mechanical engineering

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