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Broertjes, Thomas (author)
In response to the urgent need for renewable energy amidst the escalating impacts of global warming, this study delves into the forefront of wind energy research, particularly focusing on the innovative Multi-Rotor System (MRS). The MRS concept offers a promising departure from the prevailing trend of scaling up traditional turbines, instead...
master thesis 2024
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Brandetti, L. (author)
In urban areas, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) show promise due to their omnidirectional design, addressing challenges faced by traditional horizontal-axis turbines (HAWTs). Despite significant progress in urban VAWTs, extensive multidisciplinary research is needed to optimise their efficiency and use in such environments. <br/><br/>This...
doctoral thesis 2024
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LeBlanc, B.P. (author)
Society is finally entering a new age of renewable energy development. For the first time it is truly conceivable to power a vast majority of global energy use with a combination of wind, solar, and other forms of low carbon, renewable power. The rise of electrification and so called ”Power to X”, where renewable energy is used to create other...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Pan, J. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), van Zuijlen, A.H. (author)
To investigate the effect of force distributions of each turbine component on the power performance of the Darrieus–Savonius combined vertical axis wind turbine (hybrid VAWT), the hybrid VAWT is modeled as idealized turbine under various force distributions. The goal of idealization is to simplify the intricate interactions between the...
journal article 2024
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Huang, M. (author)
The development of offshore wind energy, especially the steps towards deep water and/or higher density wind farms, revives the prospects of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). Because VAWTs may reduce the cost of floating structures, there is a potential to lower energy costs. However, VAWTs are often assumed to be less efficient and less...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Huang, M. (author), Vijaykumar Patil, Yugandhar (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
Wakes and wake interactions in wind turbine arrays diminish energy output and raise the risk of structural fatigue; hence, comprehending the features of rotor–wake interactions is of practical relevance. Previous studies suggest that vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) can facilitate a quicker wake recovery. This study experimentally...
journal article 2023
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Brandetti, L. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
On-shore horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) provide a cost-effective solution for low carbon electricity generation. However, public acceptance is still a problem. A possible alternative to a HAWT is a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), which is more visually appealing and less noisy. Furthermore, the inherent omni-directionality of VAWTs...
journal article 2023
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Huang, M. (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
Wake losses are a critical consideration in wind farm design. The ability to steer and deform wakes can result in increased wind farm power density and reduced energy costs and can be used to optimize wind farm designs. This study investigates the wake deflection of a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) experimentally, emphasizing the effect of...
journal article 2023
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Eijkhout, Thijs (author)
Wind turbines have proven to be an essential part for the green energy mix. However, the focus was mainly on the horizontal axis wind turbines whereas the vertical axis wind turbine did not receive that amount of attention. In this work a straight-bladed vertical axis wind turbine (SB-VAWT) is explored which can temporary adjusts its rotor...
master thesis 2022
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Wen, Haoyue (author)
To extract energy from wind, both Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT)s and Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT)s are used. Different from the HAWT, the axis of rotation of the VAWT is perpendicular to the ground. This vertical design offers some unique advantages for the VAWT. For example, the generator of the VAWT is located on the ground, hence...
master thesis 2022
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Huang, M. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Sciacchitano, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The wake recovery from planar porous actuators that surrogate the effect of wind turbines is investigated, focusing on rectangular shapes for vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). We proposed an effective mixing diameter D∗ to scale the streamwise momentum recovery for actuators of arbitrary shape. The length-scale D∗ is given by the ratio...
journal article 2022
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De Tavernier, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Goude, Anders (author)
This chapter highlights the main aerodynamic phenomena and challenges of vertical-axis wind turbines. First, an introduction is provided on the VAWT history and (dis-)advantages. The basics of VAWT aerodynamics and the various rotor simplifications/representations are presented. Further, the state-of-the art aerodynamic modeling techniques,...
book chapter 2022
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Kodur Venkatesh Nikhilesh, Nikhilesh K V (author)
master thesis 2021
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De Tavernier, D. (author)
As wind farms tend to move towards deeper waters with better wind resources, the classical top-heavy horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) become particularly challenging. This raises the question whether other concepts could be more suitable and compatible with the deep-sea floating conditions. Hence, the interest in vertical-axis wind turbines...
doctoral thesis 2021
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LeBlanc, B.P. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
This paper presents the flow fields and aerodynamic loading of a two bladed H-type vertical axis wind turbine with active variable pitch for load and circulation control. Particle Image Velocimetry is used to capture flow fields at six azimuthal positions of the blades during operation, three upwind and three downwind. Flow phenomena such as...
journal article 2021
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De Tavernier, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Viré, A.C. (author), LeBlanc, B.P. (author), Bernardy, S. (author)
Vortex generators (VGs) have proven their capabilities in wind turbine applications to delay stall in steady flow conditions. However, their behaviour in unsteady conditions is insufficiently understood. This paper presents an experimental study that demonstrates the effect of VGs in unsteady flow, including controlling and suppressing the...
journal article 2021
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Lu, Willie (author)
This research presents the modelling of struts of a vertical axis wind turbine and its effects on the wake and performance. The 3D non-linear lifting line solver CACTUS is extended to include the struts in the rotor as lifting bodies. A case study is performed for different strut configurations in the rotor, with the focus set on the inclination...
master thesis 2020
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De Tavernier, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author)
In this paper, the actuator-in-actuator cylinder (AC-squared) model is presented. This model is an extension of the original actuator cylinder model of Madsen and is capable of modelling the effect of a two concentric actuation surfaces in 2D. The induced velocity at every point in the 2D field is affected by the force field acting on the two...
journal article 2019
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De Tavernier, D. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (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
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Mendoza, Victor (author), Bachant, Peter (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Goude, Anders (author)
In the present work, the near-wake generated for a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) was simulated using an actuator line model (ALM) in order to validate and evaluate its accuracy. The sensitivity of the model to the variation of the spatial and temporal discretization was studied and showed a bigger response to the variation in the mesh size...
journal article 2019
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