A 2d-Numerical Study on Slot Jet Applied to a Wind Turbine as a Circulation Control Technique
A study on the feasibility of the Circulation Control (CC) technique for wind turbines is proposed. The CC was born in aeronautic field to improve the lift force on the wings, allowing the short take-off and landing of aircraft. It consists in blowing air at a relatively high speed over a rounded trailing edge. The thin jet of air remains attached to the convex curved surface, imposing a certain curvature to the outer streamlines, and, hence, increasing the lift force of the airfoil. Aim of this study is to numerically investigate the advantages on a wind turbine, based on the S809 airfoil, taking into account the energy related considerations, as the cost of the jet production. The paper, after a thorough evaluation of the increase of the generated power, finds that this technique could be promising in the energy harvesting aim.
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Citation : Petracci, I., Manni, L., Angelino, M., Corasaniti, S., and Gori, F. (2019). A 2d-Numerical Study on Slot Jet Applied to a Wind Turbine as a Circulation Control Technique. XII International Conference on Computational Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer, (Rome, Italy).
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