I just wanted to verify my calculation of a reynolds number of a wind turbine. I understand that the reynolds number will vary in a spanwise direction along the blade due to changes in the characteristic length(chord width) and velocity(due to the tip speed ratio). As a way to approximate the reynolds number I've taken an average chord length.
V = 5 (free stream velocity)
lamda = 6 (tip speed ratio)
v* = kinematic visocity of air at 10degrees = 1.4207E-5
l = 0.5 (average chord length)
Re = (V*l)/v*
The Attempt at a Solution
Now this is the part I am unsure of. Do I find an average velocity as follows for the calculation:
Vavg = (V*lamda)/2 (Average velocity)
and then calculate as follows:
(Vavg*l)/v* = 527,909
I would appreciate any verification.