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Small-Scale Wind Power by Brian Plourde, John P. Abraham

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Chapter 6

Numerical Simulations of Small Wind Turbines—HAWT Style

Jimmy C. K. Tong

Next, the author introduces the important topic of product certification and code compliance. He focuses on cases that are considered for numerical investigation of horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) performance. Among the cases are different design environments with varying wind gusts, wind direction, and turbulence. Creation of the numerical mesh and application of the flow boundary conditions are discussed in detail. So too are the various turbulence models that modern computational simulators employ.

An emerging field in this area is the coupled interaction of the fluid and the solid object. This analysis approach, termed Fluid Structural Interaction, is ...

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