Computational wind-turbine analysis with the ALE-VMS and ST-VMS methods

Yuri Bazilevs, Kenji Takizawa, Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Ming Chen Hsu, Nikolay Kostov, Spenser McIntyre

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    Abstract

    We provide an overview of the aerodynamic and FSI analysis of wind turbines the first three authors' teams carried out in recent years with the ALE-VMS and ST-VMS methods. The ALE-VMS method is the variational multiscale version of the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method. The VMS components are from the residual-based VMS (RBVMS) method. The ST-VMS method is the VMS version of the Deforming-Spatial-Domain/Stabilized Space-Time (DSD/SST) method. The techniques complementing these core methods include weak enforcement of the essential boundary conditions, NURBS-based isogeometric analysis, using NURBS basis functions in temporal representation of the rotor motion, mesh motion and also in remeshing, rotation representation with constant angular velocity, Kirchhoff-Love shell modeling of the rotor-blade structure, and full FSI coupling. The analysis cases include the aerodynamics of wind-turbine rotor and tower and the FSI that accounts for the deformation of the rotor blades. The specific wind turbines considered are NREL 5MW, NREL Phase VI and Micon 65/13M, all at full scale, and our analysis for NREL Phase VI and Micon 65/13M includes comparison with the experimental data.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Applied Sciences
    PublisherSpringer Netherland
    Pages355-386
    Number of pages32
    Volume33
    ISBN (Print)9783319061351
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event5th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, 2013 - Ibiza, Spain
    Duration: 2013 Jun 172013 Jun 19

    Publication series

    NameComputational Methods in Applied Sciences
    Volume33
    ISSN (Print)18713033

    Other

    Other5th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, 2013
    CountrySpain
    CityIbiza
    Period13/6/1713/6/19

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computational Mathematics
    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering

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    Bazilevs, Y., Takizawa, K., Tezduyar, T. E., Hsu, M. C., Kostov, N., & McIntyre, S. (2014). Computational wind-turbine analysis with the ALE-VMS and ST-VMS methods. In Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (Vol. 33, pp. 355-386). (Computational Methods in Applied Sciences; Vol. 33). Springer Netherland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06136-8_14