This study illustrates the aerodynamic and mechatronic design of a 1/75 scaled model of the DTU 10 MW wind turbine to perform wind tunnel tests in floating offshore configuration. Due to the strong discrepancy of the Reynolds number between full and model scale (up to 150), a dedicated low-Reynolds airfoil (SD7032) was chosen for the aerodynamic design of the blades, and the final shape was defined based on a dedicated optimisation algorithm which had as target the matching of the scaled thrust force and the first flap-wise bending frequency, as it is thoroughly explained in the study. Furthermore, the mechatronic design is reported in terms of the design choices adopted to get the best target-oriented functionalities to the model (i.e. individual pitch control, bandwidth) and to reduce as much as possible the weights, greatly affecting the aero-elastic scaling. The results gathered during experimental campaigns at Politecnico di Milano wind tunnel, are reported confirming the validity of the design and manufacturing choices.
|Titolo:||Scale model technology for floating offshore wind turbines|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|