Cup anemometer overspeeding

N.E. Busch, Leif Kristensen

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    Statistical considerations are applied to a general equation of motion
    for cup anemometers in a turbulent wind. It is shown that the relative
    overspeeding ΔS/S can be expressed as: ΔS/S = Is2JS(℘o/As) + c Iw2, where Is and Iw are the horizontal and the vertical turbulence intensities, respectively. The function Js depends on the shape of the spectrum of hrizontal turbulent energy, ℘o is the distance constant for the anemometer and As is a characteristic length scale of the horizontal turbulence. The constant c is order of unity. If As is suitably chosen as the scale of the energy-containing eddies, then Js is satisfactorily approximated by Js = (1 + As/℘o)-1 in most atmospheric applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0385-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1976
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


    • Risø-R-339
    • Risø-339
    • Risø report 339

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