Fluid structure interaction modelling of a novel 10MW vertical-axis wind turbine rotor based on computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis

Lin Wang, Athanasios Kolios, Pierre Luc Delafin, Takafumi Nishino, Theodore Bird

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Abstract

Large wind turbines are commonly required to be designed to meet international safety standard IEC 61400-1. According to IEC 61400-1, aeroelastic effects, which are caused by FSI (fluid structure interaction), should be taken into account in the design of the turbine. Therefore, FSI modelling of wind turbine rotors has become an important part in the development of large wind turbines. In this work, an one-way FSI model for VAWT (vertical-axis wind turbine) rotors at full scale is established. The aerodynamic loads are obtained using CFD (computational fluid dynamics), and the rotor structural responses are determined using FEA (finite element analysis). The coupling of CFD and FEA is based on the one-way coupling method, in which the aerodynamic loads obtained from CFD modelling are mapped to FEA modelling as load boundary conditions. The one-way FSI model was applied to the FSI modelling of NOVA 10MW wind turbine rotor, which is a novel large-scale VAWT rotor. The rotor pressure distributions, stress distributions and deformations are investigated based on the one-way FSI modelling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015, EWEA 2015 - Scientific Proceedings
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association
ISBN (Electronic)9782930670003
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
Abbreviated titleEWEA 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period17/11/1520/11/15

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fluid-structure interaction
Fluid structure interaction
wind turbine
computational fluid dynamics
Wind turbines
Computational fluid dynamics
Rotors
Finite element method
modeling
Aerodynamic loads
aerodynamics
structural response
Pressure distribution
turbine
analysis
Stress concentration
Turbines
boundary condition
Boundary conditions

Keywords

  • CFD (computational fluid dynamics)
  • FEA (finite element analysis)
  • FSI (fluid structure interaction)
  • NOVA 10MW wind turbine rotor
  • Vertical-axis wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Wang, L., Kolios, A., Delafin, P. L., Nishino, T., & Bird, T. (2015). Fluid structure interaction modelling of a novel 10MW vertical-axis wind turbine rotor based on computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. In European Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015, EWEA 2015 - Scientific Proceedings European Wind Energy Association.

Fluid structure interaction modelling of a novel 10MW vertical-axis wind turbine rotor based on computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. / Wang, Lin; Kolios, Athanasios; Delafin, Pierre Luc; Nishino, Takafumi; Bird, Theodore.

European Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015, EWEA 2015 - Scientific Proceedings. European Wind Energy Association, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Wang, L, Kolios, A, Delafin, PL, Nishino, T & Bird, T 2015, Fluid structure interaction modelling of a novel 10MW vertical-axis wind turbine rotor based on computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. in European Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015, EWEA 2015 - Scientific Proceedings. European Wind Energy Association, European Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 , Paris, France, 17/11/15.
Wang L, Kolios A, Delafin PL, Nishino T, Bird T. Fluid structure interaction modelling of a novel 10MW vertical-axis wind turbine rotor based on computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. In European Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015, EWEA 2015 - Scientific Proceedings. European Wind Energy Association. 2015
Wang, Lin ; Kolios, Athanasios ; Delafin, Pierre Luc ; Nishino, Takafumi ; Bird, Theodore. / Fluid structure interaction modelling of a novel 10MW vertical-axis wind turbine rotor based on computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. European Wind Energy Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015, EWEA 2015 - Scientific Proceedings. European Wind Energy Association, 2015.
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