Wake effect on a uniform flow behind wind-turbine model

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LDA experiments were carried out to study the development of mean velocity profiles of the very far wake behind a wind turbine model in a water flume. The model of the rotor is placed in a middle of the flume. The initial flume flow is subjected to a very low turbulence level, limiting the influence of external disturbances on the development of the inherent wake instability. The rotor is three-bladed and designed using Glauert’s optimum theory at a tip speed ratio λ =5 with a constant of the lift coefficient along the span, CL= 0.8. The wake development has been studied in the range of tip speed ratios from 3 to 9, and at different cross-sections from 10 to 100 rotor radii downstream from the rotor. By using regression techniques to fit the velocity profiles it was possible to obtain accurate velocity deficits and estimate length scales of the wake attenuation. The data are compared with different analytical models for wind turbine wakes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventWake Conference 2015 - Visby, Sweden
Duration: 9 Jun 201511 Jun 2015


ConferenceWake Conference 2015

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