I’m trying to use Viterna method for extrapolating S809 aerofoil characteristics to be used in BEM analysis.
I have a doubt in computation of Aspect Ratios
In literature I found two definitions,
AR= Bladespan^2/Planform area
AR=Bladespan/Chord at 80%
For that I need Aspect Ratio of NREL Phase VI turbine.
I found two AR, In work of Lindenburg " Investigation into Rotor Blade Aerodynamics". Aspect Ratio of NREL Phase VI is mentioned to 7. In the work of Tangler, “Wind Turbine Post-Stall Airfoil Performance Characteristics Guidelines for Blade Element Momentum Methods”. AR is mentioned to be 11 but increased to 14.
Can I know why there is difference in AR?
What is the correct formula for AR in VC method?