Experiment and Simulation Effects of Cyclic Pitch Control on Performance of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14710/ijred.6.2.119-125

Article Info
Submitted: 19-04-2017
Published: 25-06-2017
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Offshore wind is generally stronger and more consistent than wind on land. A large part of the offshore wind resource is however located in deep water, where floating wind turbines can harvest more energy. This paper describes a systematic experiment and a simulation analysis (FAST code) about the cyclic pitch control of blades. This work was performed to investigate performance fluctuation of a floating wind turbine utilizing cyclic pitch control. The experiment was carried out in an open wind tunnel with mainstream wind velocity of 10 m/s with the front inflow wind and the oblique inflow wind conditions. A model wind turbine is two-bladed downwind wind turbine with diameter of 1.6 m. Moment and force acts on the model wind turbine are measured by a six-component balance. Fluctuation of power coefficient and thrust coefficient is investigated in the cyclic pitch control. The model wind turbine and the experimental conditions were simulated by FAST code. The comparison of the experimental data and the simulation results of FAST code show that the power coefficient and thrust coefficient are in good agreement.

 

Keywords: Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Aerodynamic Forces, Cyclic Pitch Control, FAST Code, Wind Tunnel Experiment

Article History: Received February 11th 2017; Received in revised form April 29th 2017; Accepted June 2nd 2017; Available online

How to Cite This Article: Sang, L.Q., Maeda, T., Kamada, Y., and Li, Q. (2017) Experiment and simulation effect of cyclic pitch control on performance of horizontal axis wind turbine to International Journal of Renewable Energy Develeopment, 6(2), 119-125.

https://doi.org/10.14710/ijred.6.2.119-125

Keywords

Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Aerodynamic Forces, Cyclic Pitch Control, FAST Code, Wind Tunnel Experiment.

  1. Le Quang Sang  Orcid
    Division of System Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan Institute of Energy Science - Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam , Japan

    Fluid Engineering Laboratory for Energy and Environment, Division of System Engineering

  2. Takao Maeda 
    Division of System Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan , Japan

    Division of Mechanical Engineering

  3. Yasunari Kamada 
    Division of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan , Japan
    Division of Mechanical Engineering
  4. Qing'an Li 
    Division of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan , Japan
    Division of Mechanical Engineering

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