I have modeled a turbine in OpenFAST with two sets of polars to investigate the effect of some aero add-ons on the turbine lifetime.
To perform the life calculation I am using Mlife, one of the necessary input is the “ultimate load” (in the section “Fatigue” of the input file). I wish to analyse the different polars effect on the $B1N?Fy$ and $B1N?Fx$ (edge and flap local forces). Because I do not possess the ultimate loads I had “guess” through trial and error the ultimate loads for $B1N?Fx$ so that they reach exactly 25 years life time.
Rather than doing the same for $B1N?Fy$ and having unrelated mechanical properties, I was wondering if there is a relationship between the edge and flap properties ?
Could the “simple” ratio (I_edge/ I_flap )^4 (power 4 because of the unit of the moment of inertia) have physical sense ?
Or is there a relationship dedicated to airfoils ?