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Introduction to Wind Energy Unit 4: Wind Turbine Aerodynamics

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AU19342Y
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16438
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1 Hour
Unit overview

This unit will introduce wind turbine aerodynamics, ncluding the relationship between the power contained in the wind and the wind speed, an expression for the maximum fraction of energy that can be extracted from the wind (the ‘Betz limit’) and how lift and drag can vary due to the angle of attack.

We will be also be looking at how to draw a velocity triangle, how a rotor can extract kinetic energy from the wind, the equations for the tangential and axial forces on a wind turbine and hence the rotor efficiency and the significance of Cp-lambda curves.

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Partner Details Taeseong Kim Taeseong currently is a Professor of Wind Energy at the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
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What you will learn
• Derive an expression for the relationship between the power contained in the wind and the wind speed
• Derive an expression for the maximum fraction of energy that can be extracted from the wind (the ‘Betz limit’)
• Describe how lift and drag vary with angle of attack
• Draw a velocity triangle
• Explain, in terms of simple aerodynamics, how a rotor can extract kinetic energy from the wind
• Derive equations for the tangential and axial forces on a wind turbine and hence the rotor efficiency
• Understand the significance of Cp-lambda curves
Who should learn
Engineers, researchers, academics and undergraduate students who want to learn more about wind energy systems.
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