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Optimization model for rotor blades of horizontal axis wind turbines

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper presents an optimization model for rotor blades of horizontal axis wind turbines. The model refers to the wind speed distribution function on the specific wind site, with an objective to satisfy the maximum annual energy output. To speed up the search process and guarantee a global optimal result, the extended compact genetic algorithm (ECGA) is used to carry out the search process. Compared with the simple genetic algorithm, ECGA runs much faster and can get more accurate results with a much smaller population size and fewer function evaluations. Using the developed optimization program, blades of a 1.3 MW

    stall-regulated wind turbine are designed. Compared with the existing blades, the designed blades have obviously better aerodynamic performance.

UOW Authors


  •   Liu, Xiong
  •   Chen, Yan (external author)
  •   Ye, Zhiquan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Liu, X., Chen, Y. & Ye, Z. (2007). Optimization model for rotor blades of horizontal axis wind turbines. Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering in China, 2 (4), 483-488.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34648832112

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 483

End Page


  • 488

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • This paper presents an optimization model for rotor blades of horizontal axis wind turbines. The model refers to the wind speed distribution function on the specific wind site, with an objective to satisfy the maximum annual energy output. To speed up the search process and guarantee a global optimal result, the extended compact genetic algorithm (ECGA) is used to carry out the search process. Compared with the simple genetic algorithm, ECGA runs much faster and can get more accurate results with a much smaller population size and fewer function evaluations. Using the developed optimization program, blades of a 1.3 MW

    stall-regulated wind turbine are designed. Compared with the existing blades, the designed blades have obviously better aerodynamic performance.

UOW Authors


  •   Liu, Xiong
  •   Chen, Yan (external author)
  •   Ye, Zhiquan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Liu, X., Chen, Y. & Ye, Z. (2007). Optimization model for rotor blades of horizontal axis wind turbines. Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering in China, 2 (4), 483-488.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34648832112

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 483

End Page


  • 488

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 4