CFD Online Discussion Forums

CFD Online Discussion Forums (http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/)
-   Main CFD Forum (http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/main/)
-   -   Wind Turbine (http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/main/105619-wind-turbine.html)

James Hetfield August 3, 2012 22:52

Wind Turbine
 
Can anybody help me how to find wind turbine blade geometries and specifications or whatever statistics that is related to wind turbines?
I myself googled but didnt find anything interesting

cliftonperkins August 6, 2012 01:56

James, this paper is a good place to start for the NREL / UAE turbine test program:

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy02osti/29955.pdf

Here's another related paper:

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/34755.pdf

Good luck with your search!

James Hetfield August 6, 2012 12:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by cliftonperkins (Post 375521)
James, this paper is a good place to start for the NREL / UAE turbine test program:

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy02osti/29955.pdf

Here's another related paper:

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/34755.pdf

Good luck with your search!

thanks buddy
its really tough to create the blade geometry in softwares :(

mikefreestone August 12, 2012 11:58

wind turbine sections
 
I remember many years ago the NASA GA (general aviation) aerofoils were considered good candidates for wind turbines. You could look on the Garrad Hassan web site also. Designing your own profile will require a lot of work and care, and consideration of off-design behaviour, and smoothness of coordinates.

James Hetfield August 12, 2012 18:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikefreestone (Post 376665)
I remember many years ago the NASA GA (general aviation) aerofoils were considered good candidates for wind turbines. You could look on the Garrad Hassan web site also. Designing your own profile will require a lot of work and care, and consideration of off-design behaviour, and smoothness of coordinates.

you are right
I am not going to design my own blade. I am just trying to find a wind turbine blade (wing) geometry with its drag/lift data and then simulate the flow over it.
I have not found anything yet


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02.