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Baldacchino, D. (author)
Vortex generators have become a ubiquitous sight on the modern wind turbine blade. These small, passive devices can increase the energy extraction potential of a rotor, but their subtle footprint disguises the technical difficulties associated with designing and integrating them onto wind turbine blades. The complexity of rotor inflow and the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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De Tavernier, D.A.M. (author), Baldacchino, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
To assess and optimize vortex generators (VGs) for flow separation control, the effect of these devices should be modelled in a cost and time efficient way. Therefore, it is of interest to extend integral boundary layer models to analyse the effect of VGs on airfoil performance. In this work, the turbulent boundary layer formulation is...
journal article 2018
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Baldacchino, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), De Tavernier, D.A.M. (author), Timmer, W.A. (author), van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
Passive vane-type vortex generators (VGs) are commonly used on wind turbine blades to mitigate the effects of flow separation. However, significant uncertainty surrounds VG design guidelines. Understanding the influence of VG parameters on airfoil performance requires a systematic approach targeting wind energy-specific airfoils. Thus, the 30...
journal article 2018
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Ferreira, Carlos (author), Gonzalez, A. (author), Baldacchino, D. (author), Aparicio, M. (author), Gomez, S (author), Munduate, X. (author), Garcia, N. R. (author), Sørensen, J. N. (author), Jost, E. (author), Knecht, S. (author), Lutz, T. (author), Chassapogiannis, P. (author), Diakakis, K. (author), Papadakis, G. (author), Voutsinas, S. (author), Prospathopoulos, J. (author), Gillebaart, T. (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author)
The FP7 AdVanced Aerodynamic Tools for lArge Rotors - Avatar project aims to develop and validate advanced aerodynamic models, to be used in integral design codes for the next generation of large scale wind turbines (10-20MW). One of the approaches towards reaching rotors for 10-20MW size is the application of flow control devices, such as...
journal article 2016
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Sørensen, Niels N. (author), Méndez, B. (author), Muñoz, A. (author), Sieros, G. (author), Jost, E. (author), Lutz, T. (author), Papadakis, G. (author), Voutsinas, S. (author), Barakos, G. N. (author), Colonia, S. (author), Baldacchino, D. (author), Baptista, C.F. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
The current paper presents the effort, in the EU AVATAR project, to establish the necessary requirements to obtain consistent lift over drag ratios among seven CFD codes. The flow around a 2D airfoil case is studied, for both transitional and fully turbulent conditions at Reynolds numbers of 3 × 10<sup>6</sup> and 15 × 10<sup>6</sup>. The...
journal article 2016
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Baldacchino, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Ragni, D. (author), van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
In this work, we present a simple inviscid point vortex model to study the dynamics of asymmetric vortex rows, as might appear behind misaligned vortex generator vanes. Starting from the existing solution of the in_nite vortex cascade, a numerical model of four base-vortices is chosen to represent two primary counter-rotating vortex pairs and...
journal article 2016
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Yu, W. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), van Kuik, G.A.M. (author), Baldacchino, D. (author)
Although the Blade Element Momentum method has been derived for the steady conditions, it is used for unsteady conditions by using corrections of engineering dynamic inflow models. Its applicability in these cases is not yet fully verified. In this paper, the validity of the assumptions of quasi-steady state and annuli independence of the blade...
journal article 2016
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Baldacchino, D. (author), M Manolesos, M. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Gonzalez Salcedo, A (author), Aparicio, M. (author), Chaviaropoulos, T. (author), Diakakis, K. (author), Florentie, L. (author), Garcia, M. (author), Papadakis, G (author), Sorensen, N.N. (author), Timmer, W.A. (author), Troldborg, N. (author), Voutsinas, S. (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author)
Experimental results and complimentary computations for airfoils with vortex generators are compared in this paper, as part of an e_ort within the AVATAR project to develop tools for wind turbine blade control devices. Measurements from two airfoils equipped with passive vortex generators, a 30% thick DU97W300 and an 18% thick NTUA T18 have been...
journal article 2016
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Baldacchino, D. (author), Ragni, D. (author), Simao Ferreira, C.J. (author), Van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
In this work, the measured modulated integral boundary layer (IBL) characteristics of low-profile vortex generators (VGs) are used to validate new developments in a viscousinviscid interaction code which is modified to incorporate the effect of the passive mixing devices. The motivations are laid out and sample validation data is presented...
conference paper 2015
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Baldacchino, D. (author), Van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
In the present study, a simple inviscid vortex ring (VR) modelling approach is used to represent the developing rotor wake. This allows a straightforward investigation and comparison of the impact of uniform, yawed and sheared flow conditions on the development of the rotor wake, with the additional possibility of including ground effect. The...
journal article 2014
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Van Heemst, J.W. (author), Baldacchino, D. (author), Mehta, D. (author), Van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
journal article 2014
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Baldacchino, D. (author), Simao Ferreira, C.J. (author), Van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
conference paper 2014
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