Wind turbine wakes and helicopter operations: An overview of the Garteur HC-AG23 activities

Richard Bakker, Antonio Visingardi, Berend G. van der Wall, Spyros Voutsinas, Pierre-Marie Basset, Filippo Campagnolo, Marilena Pavel, George Barakos, Mark White

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Abstract

The effects of a wind turbine wake on General Aviation and the behaviour of helicopters in the tip vortex of large fixed-wing aircraft has been topic of research in the past years, but less is known about the interactions of helicopters operating in a wind turbine wake. A dedicated GARTEUR Action Group, HC-AG23, consisting of European universities and research institutes was formed to investigate helicopter behaviour in a wind turbine wake and to study the consequences for helicopter handling and safety of flight. The activities are structured in work packages addressing wind turbine wake identification, wake experiments and computations, offline and piloted simulations and management and dissemination activities. This paper presents an over-view of the partners’ activities and provides a short overview of the results that have been achieved in the past three years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th European Rotorcraft Forum
Subtitle of host publicationDelft, The Netherlands, 2018
EditorsC. Hermans
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event44th European Rotorcraft Forum - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
Conference number: 44

Conference

Conference44th European Rotorcraft Forum
Abbreviated titleERF 2018
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period18/09/1821/09/18

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