Computations of the Flow around a Wind Turbine: Grid Sensitivity Study and the Influence of Inlet Conditions

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Abstract

The flow around a complete model wind turbine is computed using LES and the immersed boundary method. The influence of inlet velocity profile and turbulence level is evaluated. The inlet velocity profile was found to have major influence in the upper regions of the flow field. The imposed turbulence level had no major influence on the turbulent spectra but it's effect is clearly seen on the generated vortices.

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  • Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurbulence and Interactions (Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design)
PublisherSpringer
Pages345-352
Volume110
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventConference on Turbulence and Interactions 2009 - St Luce, France
Duration: 2009 May 312009 Jun 5

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Volume110
ISSN (Print)1612-2909

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ConferenceConference on Turbulence and Interactions 2009
CountryFrance
CitySt Luce
Period2009/05/312009/06/05