Design attack angle analysis for fixed-pitch variable-speed wind turbine

Jie Zhao, Xiongwei Liu, Lin Wang, Xinzi Tang

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is tof ind the optimum design attack angle for fixed-pitch variable-speed wind turbine blade design, given the base-line wind turbine and the blade airfoil. Aerodynamic characteristics, i.e. lift and drag coefficients and lift to drag ratio, of the wind turbine, are analyzed. Two design attack angles along with the base-line attack angle (with maximum lift to drag ratio) are selected for the wind turbine blade design exercise. Blade design outcomes are analyzed and compared along with load performance and power performance. This paper is possibly the first attempt to determine the optimized design attack angle for maximizing annual energy production, given the base-line wind turbine and the blade airfoil.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable and Sustainable Energy II
Pages608-612
Number of pages5
Volume512-515
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection, ICEEP 2012 - Hohhot, China
Duration: 23 Jun 201224 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume512-515
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection, ICEEP 2012
CountryChina
CityHohhot
Period23/06/1224/06/12

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Keywords

  • Attack angle
  • Blade design optimization
  • Fixed-pitch
  • Variable-speed
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Zhao, J., Liu, X., Wang, L., & Tang, X. (2012). Design attack angle analysis for fixed-pitch variable-speed wind turbine. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy II (Vol. 512-515, pp. 608-612). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 512-515). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.512-515.608