Numerical simulation of ice accretion and consequent power loss estimation in wind turbine blades

Özgen, Serkan
Berker, Ayşe Meriç
Çakmak, Ali
The aim of this study is to simulate atmospheric ice accretion on wind turbine blades and to estimate power losses. A computational tool is developed that comprises six modules, one for estimating the local flow velocity and the angle of attack using the Blade Element Momentum Method (BEM), one for solving the flow field employing the Panel Method, one for computing the droplet trajectories with the Lagrangian approach, a module for calculating the convective heat transfer coefficients using the Integral Boundary Layer equations, an ice accretion module utilizing Extended Messinger Model and a module calculating power production by using BEM.


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Citation Formats
S. Özgen, A. M. Berker, and A. Çakmak, “Numerical simulation of ice accretion and consequent power loss estimation in wind turbine blades,” presented at the 8 TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR AERONAUTICS AND SPACE SCIENCES (EUCASS), (1 - 04 Temmuz 2019), Madrid, İspanya, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: