Noise Propagation Calculations of a Wind Turbine in Complex Terrain

Matias Sessarego*, Wen Zhong Shen

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This paper describes numerical noise propagation calculations of a single wind turbine in complex terrain near a town in Central Denmark. The purpose of the work is to estimate the noise level at increasing distances from a single wind turbine and investigate the effect of complex terrain. Results indicate that time varying numerical noise propagation predictions of wind turbines in complex terrain can be achieved by using computational fluid dynamics via large-eddy simulation (LES) and the Technical University of Denmark’s noise propagation tool based on the parabolic equation. The wind turbine is modeled using the actuator line approach. The results from this project will have significant social, environmental, and economic impact, since accurate predictions of wind turbine noise propagation can be used to develop noise mitigation strategies to increase the public acceptance of wind energy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012063
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventNAWEA/WINDTECH 2019 - University of Massachusetts , Amherst , United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201916 Oct 2019


ConferenceNAWEA/WINDTECH 2019
LocationUniversity of Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
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