Discuss the theory and modeling of rotor aerodynamics.

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Postby Thom.Barsch » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:06 am

Dear NREL-team,

how can I implement a winglet configuration in your reference 5MW system? I want to analyse some fatigue load cases.

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Re: Winglet

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:12 am

Dear Thomas,

Well, you can add curvature to the structural blade model in BeamDyn to model the winglet structure. Likewise, you you can add curvature to the aerodynamic blade model in AeroDyn v15, but the model has not really been validated under these conditions (at least by NREL).

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