Wake developments behind different configurations of passive disks and active rotors: Paper

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The present paper takes a broad view on our previous experimental studies of flows behind different single and dual configurations from passive disks or active rotors to establish new aspects of the wake development [1-4]. The aim of the present examination is to obtain a better understanding of the wake formations and interactions between wind turbines in wind farms. A correlation between independent investigations of the near [1] and far wakes behind single [2] and dual [3-4] systems will be established to the same operating regimes and flow conditions. New examinations of the old data need because two main differences in the wake behaviour for the disk-disk and the rotor-rotor systems were found: the wake intensity grows for the dual disks in comparison with the single one, but in contrast to this, wake intensity behind the dual rotor system is smaller than the one behind a single rotor. These differences may be explained by an influence of the rotor tip vortices which are absent in the disk-disk model. The present retesting of the near and far wake data should provide an evidence of this conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWake Conference 2017
Number of pages6
Publication date2017
Article number012035
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventWake Conference 2017 - Visby, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20171 Jun 2017


ConferenceWake Conference 2017
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SeriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series


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