Efficient meshing of a wind turbine blade using force adaptive mesh sizing functions

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Authors: Maheri, A., Noroozi, S., Toomer, C.A. and Vinney, J.

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Journal: Renewable Energy

Volume: 32

Pages: 95-104

ISSN: 0960-1481

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2005.12.005

This paper describes mesh sizing functions for discretization of a wind turbine blade as a shell structure. Two different functions, one along the blade span and the other chord-wise, are presented. The effect of the magnitude of the aerodynamic force has been considered in a span-wise mesh sizing function to obtain a force-adaptive mesh generator, applicable when the blade needs to be analysed as a part of an aero-structure problem. The direction of the aerodynamic force has been considered in the chord-wise mesh sizing function to improve the mesh efficiency. Results show a large improvement in the rate of convergence when the direction of the external force contributes towards the chord-wise mesh size.

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Authors: Maheri, A., Noroozi, S., Toomer, C.A. and Vinney, J.

Journal: Renewable Energy

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Pages: 95-104

ISSN: 0960-1481

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2005.12.005

This paper describes mesh sizing functions for discretization of a wind turbine blade as a shell structure. Two different functions, one along the blade span and the other chord-wise, are presented. The effect of the magnitude of the aerodynamic force has been considered in a span-wise mesh sizing function to obtain a force-adaptive mesh generator, applicable when the blade needs to be analysed as a part of an aero-structure problem. The direction of the aerodynamic force has been considered in the chord-wise mesh sizing function to improve the mesh efficiency. Results show a large improvement in the rate of convergence when the direction of the external force contributes towards the chord-wise mesh size. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Authors: Maheri, A., Noroozi, S., Toomer, C.A. and Vinney, J.

Journal: RENEWABLE ENERGY

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Pages: 95-104

ISSN: 0960-1481

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2005.12.005

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