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Numerical Study of the Air Flow over a NACA 0015 Wind Turbine Airfoil

Version 1 : Received: 30 March 2018 / Approved: 1 April 2018 / Online: 1 April 2018 (11:46:52 CEST)

How to cite: Ameur, H.; Boukhadia, K. Numerical Study of the Air Flow over a NACA 0015 Wind Turbine Airfoil. Preprints 2018, 2018040002 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0002.v1). Ameur, H.; Boukhadia, K. Numerical Study of the Air Flow over a NACA 0015 Wind Turbine Airfoil. Preprints 2018, 2018040002 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0002.v1).

Abstract

A numerical study of the flow over a NACA aerofoil is presented in this paper. The numerical simulations are achieved with the computer code CFX and the computational domain is created by the computer tool ANSYS ICEM CFD. The CFX code is based on the finite volume method to solve the equations of mass, momentum and energy. The purpose of this paper is to determine the pressure distribution, flow patterns and the forces acting on the airfoil. Effects of the attack angle and Reynolds number on the velocity and pressure distribution, on the lift and drag coefficients are also explored.

Subject Areas

CFD; NACA airfoil; wind turbine; attack angle; wall pressure

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