Actuator disk model of wind farms based on the rotor average wind speed

Xing Xing Han, Chang Xu, De You Liu, Wen Zhong Shen, Yuan Zhen, Ming Ming Zhang

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Due to difficulty of estimating the reference wind speed for wake modeling in wind farm, this paper proposes a new method to calculate the momentum source based on the rotor average wind speed. The proposed model applies volume correction factor to reduce the influence of the mesh recognition of disk regions. The coefficient C4ε of the turbulent source term is also discussed and modified to improve the simulation accuracy. To validate the model, results are presented for the Nibe-B wind turbine and Horns Rev I offshore wind farm and show a good agreement with the measurements.
Original languageChinese
JournalChinese Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)501-506
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Actuator disk model
  • Average wind speed over the rotor disk
  • Volume correction factor
  • Wind farm
  • Actuator disks
  • Actuators
  • Electric utilities
  • Wind
  • Wind power
  • Wind turbines
  • Coefficient c
  • Momentum sources
  • Rotor disks
  • Simulation accuracy
  • Source terms
  • Volume correction
  • Wake model
  • Offshore wind farms

Cite this