The dependence of icing severity on chord length

Matthew C. Homola, Tomas Wallenius, Lasse Makkonen, Per J. Nicklasson, Per A. Sundsbø

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Abstract

The dependence of atmospheric icing on wind turbine size was revealed by performing numerical simulations of ice accumulation on four different wind turbine blade profiles. The profiles were for 450 kW, 600 kW, 1 MW and 2 MW wind turbines, and the simulations indicate that dry rime icing is less severe for larger wind turbines both in terms of local ice mass and in terms of ice thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009, EWEC 2009
Pages4315-4319
Number of pages5
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009, EWEC 2009 - Marseille, France
Duration: 16 Mar 200919 Mar 2009

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009, EWEC 2009
Abbreviated titleEWEC 2009
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityMarseille
Period16/03/0919/03/09

Keywords

  • Atmospheric icing
  • Icing effects
  • Scaling
  • Wind energy

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