Performance optimization of Wind Turbine Rotors with Active Flow Control.

Conference Proceedings ASME IGTI Turbo Expo 2011 June 2011
Authors: G. Pechlivanoglou, C.N. Nayeri, C.O. Paschereit

The paper presents the methodical investigation and evaluation of various AFC solutions by means of extensive literature research and several numerical simulations. The best performing AFC solutions are studied and evaluated in a second step experimentally with constant chord wind tunnel wing sections under steady and unsteady conditions. After these two-dimensional investigations, more realistic configurations are studied in a third phase. This phase includes the integration of the investigated AFC solutions in two different custom wind turbine blade design proposals.