The AVATAR consortium met for the first regular semi-annual plenary meeting at GE Global Research.

Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:51

The AVATAR consortium met for the first regular semi-annual plenary meeting at GE Global Research in Munich on June 3-4.

Delivered as planned were the outer shape of the 10MW low induction AVATAR reference rotor. The matrix of experimental and CFD-based test cases for validation of novel and improved aerodynamic tools and engineering models was finalized, including high Reynolds number conditions, trailing flaps, and vortex generators. First calculational results on airfoil data at 10 MW conditions showed significant differences between participants which will be analysed further in the sequel of the project, amongst other by performing measurements in the DNW-HDG tunnel up to Reynolds numbers of 18 Million.

In order to address issues identified in in initial aeroelastic simulations, the partners issued a recovery plan to update the blade’s structural properties by the end of June.

In addition to the consortium confidential agenda, Gerard Schepers introduced the project in a public presentation attended by  representatives of the nearby Technical University of Munich.