Simulation of wind energy output at Guajira, Colombia

Juan M. Mejía, Farid Chejne, Ricardo Smith, Luis F. Rodríguez, Oscar Fernández, Isaac Dyner

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A methodology is developed to estimate the chord distribution airfoil and blade twist along the radius of the blade by using axial and angular moment conservation equations, blade element theory and optimization processes. This methodology takes into account the concept related with getting wind power for different chord blade values and selecting one that facilitates to get the maximum value for wind power. Simulation of power generation output was carried out by using a wind-speed probability distribution function (PDF) obtained from data collected at the Guajira region of Colombia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-399
Number of pages17
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Horizontal axis wind turbine
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Wind energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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