AirfoilPrep - Du-Selig Modified TSR

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AirfoilPrep - Du-Selig Modified TSR

Postby Matteo.Strada » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:34 am

Dear all,

I have a question on the formula used in AirfoilPrep Excel Macro for the Modified TSR.
I have attached one of the latest version published on the forum: AirfoilPrep_v2p0_NACA64_A17.xls

In the macro the Modified TSR is calculated as follows:
Lambda = RPM * pi / 30 * R / (V ^ 2 + (RPM * pi / 30 * R) ^ 2) ^ 0.5

However, I have found that in some papers the Modified TSR is slightly different:
Lambda = RPM * pi / 30 * R / (V ^ 2 + (RPM * pi / 30 * r) ^ 2) ^ 0.5,
(source: Sven Schmitz - Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines - 2019)

so I have modified the Excel macro for my own calculation as follows:
Lambda = RPM * pi / 30 * R / (V ^ 2 + (RPM * pi / 30 * R * rOverR) ^ 2) ^ 0.5

Unfortunately, on the airfoil in this example the difference is not so important but in the cases that I am studying the difference is consistent:
For a CL2D = 1.20, I obtain:
CL3D_standard = 1.91
CL3D_MODIFIED = 1.51

Could you please give me indication on which approach is correct?

Thank you in advance.
Best regards,
Matteo Strada
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