We present Large-Eddy Simulation results of a turbine wake in realistic complex terrain with slopes above 0.5. By comparing simulations including and without the wind turbine we can estimate the induction factor, a, and we show how the presence of a strong recirculation zone in the terrain dictates the positioning of the wake. This last finding is in contrast to what would happen in gentle terrain with no substantial increase of turbulent kinetic energy in the terrain induced wakes.
|Title of host publication||Wake Conference 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||Wake Conference 2017 - Visby, Sweden|
Duration: 30 May 2017 → 1 Jun 2017
|Conference||Wake Conference 2017|
|Period||30/05/2017 → 01/06/2017|
|Series||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|