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Wind and Structures
  Volume 22, Number 1, January 2016 , pages 1-16
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/was.2016.22.1.001
 


A review of the state-of-the-art in aerodynamic performance of horizontal axis wind turbine
Muhammad Ramzan Luhur, Abdul Latif Manganhar, K.H. Solangi, Abdul Qayoom Jakhrani, Kishan Chand Mukwana and Saleem Raza Samo

 
Abstract
    The paper presents the state-of-the-art in aerodynamic performance of the modern horizontal axis wind turbine. The study examines the different complexities involved with wind turbine blade aerodynamic performance in open atmosphere and turbine wakes, and highlights the issues which require further investigations. Additionally, the latest concept of smart blades and frequently used wind turbine design analysis tools have also been discussed. The investigation made through this literature survey shows significant progress towards wind turbine aerodynamic performance improvements in general. However, still there are several parameters whose behavior and specific role in regulating the performance of the blades is yet to be elucidated clearly; in particular, the wind turbulence, rotational effects, coupled effect of turbulence and rotation, extreme wind events, formation and life time of the wakes.
 
Key Words
    horizontal axis wind turbine; aerodynamic performance; complexities; natural wind; turbine wakes; design analysis tools
 
Address
Muhammad Ramzan Luhur and Abdul Latif Manganhar: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan
K.H. Solangi: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abdul Qayoom Jakhrani, Kishan Chand Mukwana and Saleem Raza Samo: Department of Energy and Environment Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan

 

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