A review of Stall Delay Models and their Application on Hybrid Methods


  • Mohammed Nadjib Hamlaoui University of Ferhat Abbas, Setif 1
  • Arezki Smaili Ecole Nationale Polytechnique
  • Hachimi Fellouah University of Sherbrooke




Actuator disk, Horizantal Axis Wind Turbine, Stall delay, Hybrid method


This paper is a review on the stall delay phenomenon that Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT) encounter under typical flow conditions and its numerical modelling.  Aerodynamic performance predictions of HAWT have been often carried out through Computational Fluid Dynamics method with the combination of the concept of actuator disk  i.e. hybrid method. For this purpose, the hybrid method is presented in details together with the   numerical modelling  of such stall delay phenomenon. Despite modern wind turbines are equipped with sophisticated control systems for  avoiding stall, nevertheless, stall is still inevitable in the near root region of the rotor blade. This paper focuses on recent research development materials which have been undertaken on the stall delay phenomenon where the engineering models (stall delay models) of the literature being presented and criticized based on the predictions obtained from the NREL Phase VI wind turbine experiments.