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Title: BeamDyn: A High-Fidelity Wind Turbine Blade Solver in the FAST Modular Framework: Preprint

Abstract

BeamDyn, a Legendre-spectral-finite-element implementation of geometrically exact beam theory (GEBT), was developed to meet the design challenges associated with highly flexible composite wind turbine blades. In this paper, the governing equations of GEBT are reformulated into a nonlinear state-space form to support its coupling within the modular framework of the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool. Different time integration schemes (implicit and explicit) were implemented and examined for wind turbine analysis. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the capability of this new beam solver. An example analysis of a realistic wind turbine blade, the CX-100, is also presented as validation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Power Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1168782
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-63165
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at SciTech 2015, 5-9 January 2015, Kissimmee, Florida
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS; COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING TOOLS; FAST; WIND TURBINE AERODYNAMICS; NREL; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Wang, Q., Sprague, M., Jonkman, J., and Johnson, N. BeamDyn: A High-Fidelity Wind Turbine Blade Solver in the FAST Modular Framework: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2514/6.2015-1465.
Wang, Q., Sprague, M., Jonkman, J., & Johnson, N. BeamDyn: A High-Fidelity Wind Turbine Blade Solver in the FAST Modular Framework: Preprint. United States. doi:10.2514/6.2015-1465.
Wang, Q., Sprague, M., Jonkman, J., and Johnson, N. Thu . "BeamDyn: A High-Fidelity Wind Turbine Blade Solver in the FAST Modular Framework: Preprint". United States. doi:10.2514/6.2015-1465. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1168782.
@article{osti_1168782,
title = {BeamDyn: A High-Fidelity Wind Turbine Blade Solver in the FAST Modular Framework: Preprint},
author = {Wang, Q. and Sprague, M. and Jonkman, J. and Johnson, N.},
abstractNote = {BeamDyn, a Legendre-spectral-finite-element implementation of geometrically exact beam theory (GEBT), was developed to meet the design challenges associated with highly flexible composite wind turbine blades. In this paper, the governing equations of GEBT are reformulated into a nonlinear state-space form to support its coupling within the modular framework of the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool. Different time integration schemes (implicit and explicit) were implemented and examined for wind turbine analysis. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the capability of this new beam solver. An example analysis of a realistic wind turbine blade, the CX-100, is also presented as validation.},
doi = {10.2514/6.2015-1465},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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