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Evaluation of the different aerodynamic databases for vertical axis wind turbine simulations
A review on a wide number of different aerodynamic coefficient databases to be used for vertical axis wind turbine simulations is conducted in this work. The databases are adopted in conjunction withExpand
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Innovative Discrete-Vortex Model for Dynamic Stall Simulations
An innovative model based on the vortex theory is presented with the aim of simulating the two-dimensional airfoil dynamic behavior at pitching reduced frequencies related to vertical axisExpand
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Improving CFD wind farm simulations incorporating wind direction uncertainty
Abstract Accurate quantification of wake losses is crucial in wind farm economics. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been proven to be a reliable solution to simulate many complex flows, butExpand
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Continuous adjoint formulation for wind farm layout optimization: A 2D implementation
In this paper, we present an innovative continuous adjoint formulation for gradient calculations within the framework of a gradient-based wind farm layout optimization. Expand
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Atmospheric pressure gradients and Coriolis forces provide geophysical limits to power density of large wind farms
Abstract The geophysical limit to maximum land-area power density of large wind farms is related to the rate of replenishment of kinetic energy removed from the atmosphere by wind turbines. AlthoughExpand
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Development of a Prescribed Expanding Vortex Wake model for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
This work deals with an improvment to the Prescribe Vortex Wake (PVW) model, called Prescribed Expanding Vortex Wake (PEVW) model, which uses the Lifting Line theory in the description of the windExpand
CFD-based Methodology for Wind Farm Layout Optimization
CFD-based Methodology for Wind Farm Layout Optimization Enrico Giuseppe Agostino Antonini Doctor of Philosophy Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of Toronto 2018 Driven byExpand
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Optimizing wind farms layouts for maximum energy production using probabilistic inference: Benchmarking reveals superior computational efficiency and scalability
Successful development of wind farms relies on the optimal siting of wind turbines to maximize the power capacity under stochastic wind conditions and wake losses caused by neighboring turbines. ThisExpand
Analysis and Modifications of Turbulence Models for Wind Turbine Wake Simulations in Atmospheric Boundary Layers
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of wind turbine wakes are strongly influenced by the choice of the turbulence model used to close the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations.Expand
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