The primary application of wind turbines is to generate energy using the wind. Hence, the aerodynamics is a very important aspect of wind turbines. Like most machines, there are many different types of wind turbines , all of them based on different energy extraction concepts.
Though the details of the aerodynamics depend . The two primary aerodynamic forces at work in wind – turbine rotors are lift, which acts . This article briefly reviews wind turbine aerodynamics , which follows an explanation of the aerodynamic complexity.
The aerodynamic models including blade momentum theory, vortex wake model, dynamic stall and rotational effect, and their applications in wind turbine aerodynamic performance prediction are discussed . General Introduction to Wind Turbines. D Momentum Theory for an Ideal Wind Turbine. The Classical Blade Element Momentum Method. The book introduces the fundamentals of fluid-mechanics, momentum theories, vortex theories and vortex methods necessary for the study of rotors aerodynamics and wind – turbines aerodynamics in particular. Rotor theories are presented in a great level of details at the beginning of the book.