Measurements from a cold climate site in Canada: Boundary conditions and verification methods for CFD icing models for wind turbines

Marie Cecilie Pedersen*, Henrik Sørensen, Nigel Swytink-Binnema, Benjamin Martinez, Thomas Condra

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Abstract

This study presents an analysis of icing measurements from a cold climate site in Canada. The collected dataset provides a set of inlet boundary conditions suitable for the modelling of icing events.The study o attempts to quantify the uncertainties associated with the established boundary conditions. To construct the dataset, effort was put indetermining the icing specific atmospheric variables. In particular, two methods for retrieving the cloud liquid water content and the associated droplet size were used. Furthermore, ice growth was measured on a cup anemometer support arm to provide an experimental comparison. From image analysis the ice growth was observed. The resulting dataset can provide inlet boundary conditions for simulating an icing event and additionally a set of data used for verification purposes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCold Regions Science and Technology
Volume147
Pages (from-to)11-21
Number of pages11
ISSN0165-232X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Boundary conditions
  • Cloud liquid water content
  • Ice detection
  • Production losses
  • Wind turbines

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