International Journal of Rotating Machinery / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

High Humidity Aerodynamic Effects Study on Offshore Wind Turbine Airfoil/Blade Performance through CFD Analysis

Table 3

Airfoil performance with various condensation models for Re = 3 × 106, AOA = 6 degrees.

ModelRH (%)ClCdL/DCondensation mass flux (kg/(m2·s))

Species transport (2D mesh)250.985350.0135372.84859
900.974850.0134172.69575

Vapor film (VF) condensation model (2D mesh)250.985350.0135372.85397
900.974840.0134172.70043

VF model (temperature difference = 5°C)250.985390.0135372.85155−0.01296
900.975330.0134172.74239−0.17910

VF model (temperature difference = 10°C)250.985580.0135372.87098−0.08224
900.976030.0134172.80546−0.43686

Species transport (3D mesh)250.978770.0141369.28855
900.978390.0141669.10998

Vapor film (VF) condensation model (3D mesh)250.978600.0141469.22261
900.978320.0141669.07576

VF model (3D-temperature difference = 5°C)250.980180.0139270.41523−0.14498
900.980280.0139670.24579−3.12070

VF model (3D-temperature difference = 10°C)250.978370.0138170.87070−0.91603
900.979560.0138670.69573−5.72690

Eulerian Wall Film (EWF 3D mesh)00.945520.0287332.91512
250.944940.0290932.47886
900.929060.0301730.79417

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