Basic aerodynamic theory is rooted in the actuator- or rotor disk model. In this lesson, we are going to begin with a power curve of a modern pitch-controlled wind turbine, then continue with the basics of the actuator- and rotor disk models.
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- Understand the power curve of pitch-controlled HAWTs
- Understand the basics of Momentum Theory
- Derive the ‘Betz Limit’
- Include Rotational Effects
- Plot the Power Coefficient vs. Tip-Speed Ratio
What is due for Lesson 2a?
This lesson will take us one week to complete.
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