Maheri, A., Noroozi, S., Toomer, C. A. and Vinney, J., 2005. Efficient meshing of a wind turbine blade using force adaptive mesh sizing functions. Renewable Energy, 32 (1), pp. 95-104.
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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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Wind turbine blade Adaptive mesh Shells|
|Subjects:||Technology > Manufacturing and Design > Design|
Technology > Engineering > General Engineering
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Design Simulation Research Centre|
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|Deposited On:||05 Apr 2007|
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