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Towards Multidisciplinary Wind Turbine Design using High-Fidelity Methods

Imiela, Manfred and Wienke, Felix and Rautmann, Christof and Willberg, Christian and Hilmer, Philipp and Krumme, Alexander (2015) Towards Multidisciplinary Wind Turbine Design using High-Fidelity Methods. In: 33rd AIAA/ASME Wind Energy Symposium, pp. 1-12. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 33rd Wind Energy Symposium, 05. - 09. Januar 2015, Kissimee, USA. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-1462.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-1462


Reliable predictions for wind turbines become more and more difficult with the increase in overall size and weight. On the one hand external factors such as the influence of wind shear become more important for bigger turbines, internal factors such as structural layout and challenges in the manufacturing process need to be addressed on the other hand. Accurate aerodynamic simulations are an essential requirement for further analyses of aeroelastic stability and aeroacoustic footprint. While the calculations in all of these individual disciplines are challenging the combined simulation of all these disciplines, namely the multidisciplinary simulation is a tough but gainful undertaking. This task is being addressed in the DLR project MERWind which will be presented here. The focus of the paper lays on the aerodynamic and aeroelastic simulation of the NREL 5MW wind turbine using high-fidelity methods.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100844/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Towards Multidisciplinary Wind Turbine Design using High-Fidelity Methods
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Imiela, ManfredUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0002-1410-1243UNSPECIFIED
Wienke, FelixUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0081-1084UNSPECIFIED
Willberg, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2433-9183UNSPECIFIED
Hilmer, PhilippUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8534-6665UNSPECIFIED
Date:5 January 2015
Journal or Publication Title:33rd AIAA/ASME Wind Energy Symposium
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-12
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Keywords:Wind, Energy, Numerical Simulation, CFD, CSD, NREL, MERWind
Event Title:33rd Wind Energy Symposium
Event Location:Kissimee, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05. - 09. Januar 2015
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Wind Energy (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopters
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Technical Acoustics
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Structural Mechanics
Institute of Propulsion Technology > Turbine
Institute of Aeroelasticity > Aeroelastic Simulations
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Composite Technology
Deposited By: Imiela, Dr. Manfred
Deposited On:14 Dec 2015 14:53
Last Modified:10 Jul 2023 09:48

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