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de Tavernier, D.A.M. (author), Simao Ferreira, C. (author), van Bussel, G.J.W. (author)
To advance the design of a multimegawatt vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), application-specific airfoils need to be developed. In this research, airfoils are tailored for a VAWT with variable pitch. A genetic algorithm is used to optimise the airfoil shape considering a balance between the aerodynamic and structural performance of airfoils. At...
journal article 2019
Baldacchino, D. (author), Simao Ferreira, C. (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