Laser measurements of flow over a forest

Publication: ResearchConference article – Annual report year: 2008

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It is estimated that 20-30% of the total European wind energy growth takes place in areas where the wind flow is affected by forests. The description of the wind conditions near and above forests poses a challenge, since assumptions of classical boundary-layer theory are violated. Turbines are designed for maximal turbulence intensity and wind profile gradient. In forested areas, these limits are often violated possibly leading to reduced turbine life-time. In this paper we investigate the mean wind profile and turbulence statistics above an 85 years old dense beech forest by use of a laser Doppler anemometer and compare the profiles with a CFD model specifically made for the modelling of flow over vegetation canopies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Publication date2008
Volume1
PagesU406-U410
ISSN1755-1307
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StatePublished

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Conference14th International symposium for the advancement of boundary layer remote sensing
Number14
CountryDenmark
CityRisø
Period23/06/0825/06/08
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