A STUDY ON POWER OUTPUT OF HORIZONTAL-AXIS WIND TURBINES UNDER RAIN
Keywords:horizontal-axis wind turbine, effect of rain, power decrease of wind turbine
The power of the wind turbine are significantly affected by the air conditions of the operating environment. Rain is a widespread phenomenon in many parts of the world especially in Vietnam, so exploring its effect on the power of wind turbines will provide valuable insights into the design of a new wind tower. In this paper, a method and a model is developed to estimate the effect of precipitation by simulating the actual physical processes of the rain drops forming on the surface of the blades of horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT), thereby determining optimal wetness, then power and performance respectively. Consequently, it makes a contribution to operation and control strategies for horizontal-axis wind turbines.
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