The relationship between chord length and rime icing on wind turbines

Matthew, C. Homola (Corresponding Author), Tomas Wallenius, Lasse Makkonen, Per Nicklasson, Per A. Sundsbø

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    Numerical simulations of ice accumulation on four different wind turbine blade profiles, from 450 kW, 600 kW, 1 MW and 2 MW, fixed speed, stall controlled, wind turbines, were performed to determine how wind turbine size affects atmospheric icing. 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 relative ice thickness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)627-632
    Number of pages6
    JournalWind Energy
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • wind turbine
    • icing
    • rime


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