This paper focuses on the simulation of the airflow around wind turbine airfoils (S809 and S814) under both clean and dusty air conditions by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The physical geometries of the airfoils and the meshing processes are completed in the ANSYS Mesh package ICEM. The simulation is done by ANSYS FLUENT. For clean air condition, Spalart– Allmaras (SA) model and realizable k-ε model are used. The results are compared with the experimental data to test which model agrees better. For dusty air condition, simulation of the two-phase flow is operated by realizable k-ε model and discrete phase model (DPM) in different concentration of dust particles (1% and 10% in volume). The results are compared with the data of clean air to illustrate the effect of dust contamination on the lift and drag characteristics of the airfoil.

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Final Report

Author's School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

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