Numerical simulation and analysis on aerodynamic performance of wind turbine blade

Lin Wang, Xiongwei Liu

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The steady numerical simulation was investigated and the aerodynamics performance of wind turbine airfoils DU-93-W-210 and S809 was analyzed using ANSYS Fluent based on wind tunnel testing data. There is considerable inconsistence of the drag coefficients between the simulations and the experimentally measured data because the simulations are based on a turbulence model for the entire computational domain, particularly at small angles of attack where a considerable portion of the flow upon the suction side of the airfoil is laminar flow. The CFD model was re-addressed by defining turning points of laminar and turbulence flows on both pressure and suction sides of the airfoil and the prediction accuracy of the drag coefficients was improved at small angles of attack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-716
Number of pages6
JournalTaiyangneng Xuebao/Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerodynamic analysis
  • Airfoil
  • Blade
  • Numerical simulation
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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