Wind Turbine Wakes in Directionally Varying Wind Shears

Mahdi Abkar, Fernando Porté-Agel, Jens Sørensen

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    Abstract

    In the atmospheric boundary layer,  the Coriolis force associated with the Earth’s rotation induces a spanwise wind shear in addition to the wall-normal one leading to a continuous change in wind direction with height. The spanwise wind shear in directionally sheared inflow has a significant impact on the formation and development of wind-turbine wakes. The present work aims to provide an analytical framework for predicting wind turbine wakes in directionally varying wind shears.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProgress in Turbulence VIII : iTi 2018
    Number of pages6
    Volume226
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2019
    Pages311-316
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22195-9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22196-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    SeriesSpringer Proceedings in Physics
    Volume226
    ISSN0930-8989

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