Laan, van der, Paul Maarten1; Sørensen, Niels N.1; Réthoré, Pierre-Elouan1; Mann, Jakob1; Kelly, Mark C.1; Schepers, J.G.4
1 Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark2 Aeroelastic Design, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark3 Meteorology, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark4 Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
The linear k−ε eddy viscosity model and modified versions of two existing nonlinear eddy viscosity models are applied to single wind turbine wake simulations using a Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes code. Results are compared with field wake measurements. The nonlinear models give better results compared to the linear model, however, high turbulence levels can produce numerical instabilities.
Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Aerodynamics of Offshore Wind Energy Systems and Wakes (icowes2013), 2013, p. 514-525
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International Conference on aerodynamics of Offshore Wind Energy Systems and wakes (ICOWES 2013)