Airfoil-slat arrangement model design for wind turbines in fuzzy environment
Atalay, Kumru Didem
Ic, Yusuf Tansel
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In this study, a multi-element wind turbine blade that consists of NACA 6411 and NACA 4412 leading-edge slat design is investigated computationally. Optimum design parameters of the slatted wind turbine blade leading to maximum value of C-L/C-D related to the turbine power are obtained. In the optimization process, a new fuzzy logic linear programming methodology integrating with fuzzy linear regression and 2D CFD analysis is proposed. The aerodynamic characteristics of the slatted blade are computed by using Incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and k-omega turbulence modeling. Results are compared with the results of linear programming method and direct search optimization method. The computational results reveal that the proposed methodology for performance optimization is more effective than other methods to obtain high-performance value of the C-L/C-D. The maximum value of the C-L/C-D is obtained as 25.1 leading the maximum efficiency of 0.52.