BAR: Big Adaptive Rotor Project

This visualization shows the wake behind a lightweight, slender, and highly flexible wind turbine rotor designed at NREL to simulate the next generation of land-based wind turbines. The wake was generated by running the aero-servo-elastic framework OpenFAST, its free-wake vortex model OLAF, and the geometrically exact beam model BeamDyn. Photo by Pietro Bortolotti, NREL

The Big Adaptive Rotor Project aims to maximize the advantages of large-scale land-based rotors and their potential for increased energy generation.

Mayank Chetan
Mayank Chetan
Wind Energy Researcher

Current research interests include wind turbine structures, aero-elasticity and loads analysis.