Aerodynamic Performance of a NREL S809 Airfoil in an Air-Sand Particle Two-Phase Flow
AbstractThis paper opens up a new perspective on the aerodynamic performance of a wind turbine airfoil. More specifically, the paper deals with a steady, incompressible two-phase flow, consisting of air and two different concentrations of sand particles, over an airfoil from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL S809. The numerical simulations were performed on turbulence models for aerodynamic operations using commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. The computational results obtained for the aerodynamic performance of an S809 airfoil at various angles of attack operating at Reynolds numbers of Re = 1 × 106 and Re = 2 × 106 in a dry, dusty environment were compared with existing experimental data on air flow over an S809 airfoil from reliable sources. Notably, a structured mesh consisting of 80,000 cells had already been identified as the most appropriate for numerical simulations. Finally, it was concluded that sand concentration significantly affected the aerodynamic performance of the airfoil; there was an increase in the values of the predicted drag coefficients, as well as a decrease in the values of the predicted lift coefficients caused by increasing concentrations of sand particles. The region around the airfoil was studied by using contours of static pressure and discrete phase model (DPM) concentration. View Full-Text
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Douvi, D.C.; Margaris, D.P.; Davaris, A.E. Aerodynamic Performance of a NREL S809 Airfoil in an Air-Sand Particle Two-Phase Flow. Computation 2017, 5, 13.
Douvi DC, Margaris DP, Davaris AE. Aerodynamic Performance of a NREL S809 Airfoil in an Air-Sand Particle Two-Phase Flow. Computation. 2017; 5(1):13.Chicago/Turabian Style
Douvi, Dimitra C.; Margaris, Dionissios P.; Davaris, Aristeidis E. 2017. "Aerodynamic Performance of a NREL S809 Airfoil in an Air-Sand Particle Two-Phase Flow." Computation 5, no. 1: 13.
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