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Blade aerodynamic design

Blade aerodynamic design

DNV GL offers advanced aerodynamic design to optimise overall turbine design.

DNV GL has many years experience of establishing blade aerodynamic designs for maximum energy yield across a broad range of turbine concepts and sizes.

Our service delivers clients with a considered aerodynamic design solution that also integrates controller algorithm optimisation, load calculation and cost of energy optimisation.

Design is tailored to accommodate client-specific requirements so that individual goals and constraints are addressed. The design process takes into consideration client requirements related to the following areas:

  • Maximum chord length
  • Radial position of the maximum chord length
  • Maximum twist of the blade
  • Preferences for aerofoils
  • Structural loading and dynamics
  • Maximum deflection
  • Absolute or relative thickness distribution

Proposed design solutions are always subject to detailed sensitivity analysis in order to ensure their robustness.

 

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