Performance evaluation of a horizontal axis wind turbine in operation


BİLGİLİ M. , YAŞAR A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY, cilt.14, ss.1048-1056, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15435075.2017.1357039
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1048-1056

Özet

The operation of modern horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) includes a number of important factors, such as wind power (P), power coefficient (C-P), axial flow induction factor (a), rotational speed (), tip speed ratio (), and thrust force (T). The aerodynamic qualities of these aspects are evaluated and discussed in this study. For this aim, the measured data are obtained from the Sebenoba Wind Energy Power Plant (WEPP) that is located in the Sebenoba region in Hatay, Turkey, and a wind turbine with a capacity of 2MW is selected for evaluation. According to the results obtained, the maximum turbine power output, maximum power coefficient, maximum axial flow induction factor, maximum thrust force, optimum rotational speed, probability density of optimum rotational speed, and optimum tip speed ratio are found to be 2MW, 30%, 0.091, 140kN, 16.11rpm, 46.76%, and 7, respectively. This study has revealed that wind turbines must work under optimum conditions in order to extract as much energy as possible for approaching the ideal limit.