A new k-epsilon model consistent with Monin-Obukhov similarity theory

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A new k-" model is introduced that is consistent with Monin–Obukhov similarity theory (MOST). The proposed k-" model is compared with another k-" model that was developed in an attempt to maintain inlet profiles compatible with MOST. It is shown that the previous k-" model is not consistent with MOST for unstable conditions, while the proposed k-" model can maintain MOST inlet profiles over distances of 50 km.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWind Energy
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)479–489
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: 'A new k-epsilon model consistent with Monin-Obukhov similarity theory', which has been published in final form at 10.1002/we.2017. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."


  • k-ε eddy viscosity model
  • Atmospheric stability
  • Monin–Obukhov similarity theory
  • CFD
  • RANS

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