Rotational Augmentation Disparities in the MEXICO and UAE Phase VI Experiments: Preprint

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Wind turbine structures and components suffer excessive loads and premature failures when key aerodynamic phenomena are not well characterized, fail to be understood, or are inaccurately predicted. Turbine blade rotational augmentation remains incompletely characterized and understood, thus limiting robust prediction for design. Pertinent rotational augmentation research including experimental,theoretical, and computational work has been pursued for some time, but large scale wind tunnel testing is a relatively recent development for investigating wind turbine blade aerodynamics. Because of their large scale and complementary nature, the MEXICO and UAE Phase VI wind tunnel experiments offer unprecedented synergies to better characterize and understand rotational augmentation of bladeaerodynamics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 Torque from Wind Conference - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 28 Jun 201030 Jun 2010


Conference2010 Torque from Wind Conference
CityHeraklion, Greece

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-47759


  • force amplification
  • rotational augmentation
  • unsteady loading
  • wind tunnels
  • wind turbine


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