Robust aerodynamic design optimization of variable speed wind turbine rotors

Marco Caboni, Edmondo Minisci, Michele Sergio Campobasso, M. Padulo

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Abstract

Background: Manufacturing and assembly tolerances may cause wind turbine (WT) energy production to differ significantly from nominal design targets.
Issue can be alleviated in two ways: A. Reducing tolerances. This may be expensive. B. Developing reliable and computationally affordable robust analysis and design optimization technologies. Robust WT rotor is one yielding minimal variations of aerodynamic performance arising due to errors affecting rotor geometry.
Objectives: To develop/demonstrate computational framework for the robust design optimization of WT rotors. Main aim is to 1) maximize expectation and 2) minimize standard deviation of yearly energy production. Highlight computational effectiveness of the Univariate Reduced Quadrature approach to ‘deterministic’ uncertainty propagation. Highlight capabilities of a recently developed multi-level evolution-based optimizer.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2012
Event10th Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar, ADOS 2012 - Derby, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201214 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference10th Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar, ADOS 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDerby
Period13/09/1214/09/12

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Aerodynamic Design
Robust Design
Wind Turbine
Wind turbines
Rotor
Aerodynamics
Rotors
Tolerance
Uncertainty Propagation
Robust Optimization
Energy
Quadrature
Standard deviation
Univariate
Categorical or nominal
Manufacturing
Maximise
Minimise
Target
Geometry

Keywords

  • aerodynamic design
  • aerodynamic optimisation
  • variable speed
  • wind turbine rotors

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Caboni, M., Minisci, E., Campobasso, M. S., & Padulo, M. (2012). Robust aerodynamic design optimization of variable speed wind turbine rotors. Paper presented at 10th Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar, ADOS 2012, Derby, United Kingdom.
Caboni, Marco ; Minisci, Edmondo ; Campobasso, Michele Sergio ; Padulo, M. / Robust aerodynamic design optimization of variable speed wind turbine rotors. Paper presented at 10th Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar, ADOS 2012, Derby, United Kingdom.28 p.
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Robust aerodynamic design optimization of variable speed wind turbine rotors. / Caboni, Marco; Minisci, Edmondo; Campobasso, Michele Sergio; Padulo, M.

2012. Paper presented at 10th Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar, ADOS 2012, Derby, United Kingdom.

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