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Reference Number GR/S42446/01
Title Modelling of unsteady flows on wind turbines
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor RAM Galbraith
No email address given
Aerospace Engineering
University of Glasgow
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2003
End Date 30 April 2007
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £264,235
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor RAM Galbraith , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor F (Frank ) Coton , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Garrad Hassan and Partners Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract In December 2000 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA) held an international seminar to consider the predictive capabilities of w ind-turbine codes using their recently measured data. This highlighted the need for a detailed consideration of the codes sub-system with proper benc hmarking (became part of an International Energy Association Annex). The present proposal considers a significant part of that Annex; the unsteady aerodynamic-modelling. This will be achieved by a series of aerofoil wind tunnel tests to obtain appropriate data for the configuration of the Leishman-Beddoes Dynamic-Stall Model. This will be compared with that resulting from the NREL data and a final benchmarked model offered to the international community for assessment. An international seminar, similar to the one held for the 'Blind Test, will conclude the work. The NREL experiment was of such significance that a special edition of VVind Energy was devoted to the initial consideration of the collected data (contents page enclosed) and it was for the current proposers paper that they won the best paper at the ASME Wind Energy Symposium in 2002
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