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Wind Energy Science The interactive open-access journal of the European Academy of Wind Energy
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 307-316, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-307-2017
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15 Jun 2017
Joukowsky actuator disc momentum theory
Gijs A. M. van Kuik

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Actuator disc theory is the basis of most rotor design methods. However, the off-design condition of a very low rotational speed Ω is still a topic for scientific discussions. A small modification in the momentum theory for Joukowsky discs with uniform circulation results in the efficiency going to 0 instead of ∞ when Ω goes to 0. For high values of Ω, the classical momentum theory is reproduced. The new theory is confirmed by a very good match with numerically obtained results.
Actuator disc theory is the basis of most rotor design methods. However, the off-design...
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