Large-Eddy Simulation of turbine wake in complex terrain: Paper

Jacob Berg, Niels Troldborg, Niels N. Sørensen, E. G. Patton, Peter P. Sullivan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWake Conference 2017
Publication date2017
Article number012003
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventWake Conference 2017 - Visby, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20171 Jun 2017


ConferenceWake Conference 2017
Internet address
SeriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series

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Berg, J., Troldborg, N., Sørensen, N. N., Patton, E. G., & Sullivan, P. P. (2017). Large-Eddy Simulation of turbine wake in complex terrain: Paper. In Wake Conference 2017 (Vol. 854). [012003] Journal of Physics: Conference Series