Improved numerical model for wind turbine icing

Karen Finstad, Lasse Makkonen

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    Abstract

    A numerical model for the estimation of ice accretion on two-dimensional sections of wind turbine blades was presented by the authors at IWAIS 1993. Further work has improved the accuracy and stability of the model. In particular, the special flow conditions (slower wind speeds and higher attack angles than for aircraft applications) require greater precision in the potential flow solution, and result in some interesting distributions of local collision efficiency. Comparisons with wind tunnel results led to new formulations for the local density distribution, and for the growth direction model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication7th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures IWAIS '96
    EditorsJ. Laflamme, M. Farzaneh
    Place of PublicationChicoutimi
    Pages373-378
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event7th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures IWAIS'96 - Chicoutimi, Canada
    Duration: 3 Jun 19966 Jun 1996

    Workshop

    Workshop7th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures IWAIS'96
    CountryCanada
    CityChicoutimi
    Period3/06/966/06/96

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    Finstad, K., & Makkonen, L. (1996). Improved numerical model for wind turbine icing. In J. Laflamme, & M. Farzaneh (Eds.), 7th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures IWAIS '96 (pp. 373-378).