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Numerical Analysis of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Characteristics in Yawed Conditions

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and experiments have both advantages and disadvantages. Doing both can be complementary, and we can expect more effective understanding of the phenomenon. It is useful to utilize CFD as an efficient tool for the turbomachinery and can complement uncertain experimental results. However the CFD simulation takes a long time for a design in generally. It is need to reduce the calculation time for many design condi- tions. In this paper, it is attempted to obtain the more accurate characteristics of a wind turbine in yawed flow condi- tions for a short time, using a few grid points. It is discussed for the reliability of the experimental results and the CFD results.

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M. Suzuki, "Numerical Analysis of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Characteristics in Yawed Conditions," Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 2 No. 4A, 2012, pp. 331-336. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2012.24A041.

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