Aerodynamic Analyses of Thick Wind Turbine Airfoils for High Reynolds Numbers

2021-09-08
In this study, Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations of flow around thick have been performed. Thick airfoils are generally preferred in wind turbine blades for structural and aerodynamic performances. High Reynolds flows around thick airfoils are one of the challenging problems in wind turbine blade design due to turbulent, separated and complex flow field characteristics. In the CFD analyses, both 2-D RANS simulation approach on structured computational grids is considered. Grid sensitivity study is also performed and presented in this paper.

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Citation Formats
E. ASLAN, E. Orbay Akcengiz, and N. Sezer Uzol, “Aerodynamic Analyses of Thick Wind Turbine Airfoils for High Reynolds Numbers,” presented at the 11th Ankara International Aerospace Conference, Ankara, Türkiye, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: http://aiac.ae.metu.edu.tr/paper.php?No=AIAC-2021-089.