OJFD  Vol.4 No.5 , December 2014
Determination of Aerodynamic Sound Sources on Periodicity Noise Generated from a Micro Wind Turbine
ABSTRACT
To discuss the relationship between the periodicity noise and the aerodynamic noise source of a wind turbine, the characteristics of the actual wind turbine were measured by a wind tunnel; moreover, the flow around the impeller immersed in the uniform flow was solved by numerical simulation. In the observed wind turbine, when the mainstream velocity was 7.4 m/s or more, the power coefficient reached maximum at tip speed ratio 8. When the mainstream velocity increased in the driving condition of the maximum power point, the aerodynamic noise increased due to the periodicity noise in the vicinity of 1000 Hz and the broadband noise in the high-frequency domain. The noise sources were concentrated at the leading edge and trailing edge on the suction surface side. We experimentally indicated that the pressure fluctuation of the leading edge was the source of the periodicity noise.

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Sasaki, S. , Sakada, R. and Suzuki, K. (2014) Determination of Aerodynamic Sound Sources on Periodicity Noise Generated from a Micro Wind Turbine. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 4, 440-446. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2014.45034.
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