Engineering notes: Wind-turbine wake encounter by light aircraft

Wang, Y, White, M ORCID: 0000-0002-8611-9525 and Barakos, GN
(2017) Engineering notes: Wind-turbine wake encounter by light aircraft. Journal of Aircraft, 54 (1). pp. 366-369.

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Researchers investigated wind-turbine wake encounter by light aircraft. This rotor model was used in the MEXICO project where blade surface pressure and wake velocity measurements with particle image velocimetry were carried out in the Duits-Nederlandse-Wind tunnel. A Galion G4000 LIDAR, with a pulsed laser frequency of 20 kHz and a range of 4 km was used. A gate overlapping technique was adopted to refine the measurement resolution. The azimuth range of the scan was set from 180.694 to 186.454 degrees at 0.24 deg intervals. The scan plane included 25 rays in the azimuth and covered an area from 478 to 878 m in the radial direction with a 3 m overlap, producing 133 measurement points per ray. It was observed that a single scan took 35 s to complete.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 08:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 06:50
DOI: 10.2514/1.C033870