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Qiang Wang

Dr Qiang Wang

Research Fellow


Coventry University

Research summary

Dr Wang’s research is manly on aerodynamic and icing issues of wind turbine. His current area of work is mainly on the three parts.

1. Wind turbine ice accretion study

With support from the National Nature Science Foundation of China, Dr Wang has been working on a Direct Force Immersed Boundary Method model in the wind turbine icing analysis. Different from the traditional bodyfitted flow field computational model, the new model simulates the wall boundary condition by reconstructing the local non-slip condition, which makes it very suitable for analyzing the iced aerofoil flow field.

2. Aerodynamic models of wind turbines

Dr Wang is developing an improved 3D actuator surface model of a wind turbine. In this model, the wall boundary condition is added to the Navier-Stokes equations as an additional body force. He is also working on the 3D stall delay of wind turbines. A correction model named 3D Inviscid Stall Delay Model (ISDM) has been created by Dr Wang.

3. Wind tunnel wall effect correction and wind turbine airfoil aerodynamics

In cooperative research project with the TU Delft, Dr Wang is conducting wind tunnel experiments on DU 97-W-300 airfoil models in different wind tunnels of China Aerodynamic Research and Development Center. He aims to evaluate wind tunnel wall effect correction models and study on the aerodynamics of airfoils at large angel of attacks.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Wind Turbine Icing Protection System Design and Optimization

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Mar 2018 - Feb 2020

Value: £99,000

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