CFD simulation on wind turbine blades with leading edge erosion
Yan Wang 1,2
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School of Energy and Power Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, China
Key Laboratory of Western Disaster and Environmental Mechanics of Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, China
Submission date: 2021-06-18
Acceptance date: 2021-07-16
Online publication date: 2021-08-31
Publication date: 2021-10-20
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Yan Wang   

The 4th International Conference on Material Strength and Applied Mechanics (MSAM 2021) Conference Secretary, The 4th International Conference on Material Strength and Applied Mechanics (MSAM 2021) Conference Secretary, China
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2021;59(4):579-593
Deep understanding on the impacts of leading edge erosion on the performance and flow characteristics of wind turbines is significant for the blade design and wind farms manage- ment. Pitting erosion and three levels of delamination are considered in the present study. The results show that the degrees of leading edge erosion have great influence on the flow separation, tangential force coefficient, normal force coefficient as well as the power output of the wind turbine. Leading edge erosion has the greatest impact on aerodynamics of the wind turbine at 15m/s, where the maximum loss in the power output can reach up to 73.26%.
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